PML-F’s Mangrio dies after battling with Covid-19

Published November 26, 2020
Pakistan Muslim league-Functional leader Faqir Jadam Mangrio died on Wednesday after battling Covid-19 at a private hospital in Karachi for two weeks. — Photo courtesy Faqir Jadam Mangrio FB
Pakistan Muslim league-Functional leader Faqir Jadam Mangrio died on Wednesday after battling Covid-19 at a private hospital in Karachi for two weeks. — Photo courtesy Faqir Jadam Mangrio FB

UMERKOT: Pakistan Muslim league-Functional leader Faqir Jadam Mangrio died on Wednesday after battling Covid-19 at a private hospital in Karachi for two weeks.

He was laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Debo village amid hundreds of relatives and supporters.

Mangrio had started his political career in 1987 as chairman of Dhoronaro town committee and quickly moved to general election the following year. In 1988 and then again in 1990 he contested from Kot Ghulam Mohammad on PML-F ticket but lost and was made special assistant to then chief minister Jam Sadiq.

In 2002, he fought for a provincial assembly seat from Pithoro but suffered defeat and became adviser to CM Ali Mohammad Mahar. From 2004 to 2007 he remained adviser to CM Arbab Ghulam Rahim.

In 2013, he contested for PS-69 Pithoro against Syed Sardar Shah of Pakistan Peoples Party and was defeated yet again. In 2018, he entered the fray for PS-51 Pithoro and lost again to Sardar Shah.

Mangrio’s only major win was his election as member of National Assembly in 2008 on a ticket of PML-F after which he was made minister of state for railways.

Published in Dawn, November 26th, 2020

Opinion

Living in Karachi
19 Jan 2021

Living in Karachi

The poor often end up paying more than middle-income segments.

Editorial

Updated 19 Jan 2021

LNG contracts

It is important for industry to reconnect with the national grid and for gas to be allocated for more efficient uses.
19 Jan 2021

Murdered judges

THE continuous violence in Afghanistan has raised serious questions about the sustainability of the peace process, ...
19 Jan 2021

K2 feat

A TEAM of 10 Nepalese mountaineers made history over the weekend as they scaled the world’s second highest peak K2...
Updated 18 Jan 2021

More ignominy for PIA

Decades of mismanagement, nepotism and political opportunism were bound to take their toll.
18 Jan 2021

Agriculture woes

AGRICULTURE is the lifeline of Pakistan’s economy. It is a source of livelihood for two-thirds of the country’s...
18 Jan 2021

Internet access

AS the Covid-19 pandemic rages on, and shows few signs of dissipating, one of the many lessons policymakers should ...