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Former Pakistani Premier Zafarullah Jamali Passes Away

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By Our Monitoring Desk

Former prime minister Zafarullah Khan Jamali passed away in Islamabad, the hospital administration confirmed Wednesday night.

The former premier was taken to the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology in Rawalpindi after he suffered a heart attack four days ago.

According to the hospital administration, Jamali was also suffering from some kidney issues when he was brought to the hospital in a critical condition. He had been placed on life support.

Jamali served as the country’s premier from November 23, 2002 till June 26, 2004 during then president Pervez Musharraf’s tenure.

He also served as the acting chief minister of Balochistan from November 1996 to February 1997.

Jamali had been critically ill and has been placed on a ventilator, President Arif Alvi said on Monday last.

President Alvi apologised to Jamali’s family after initially erroneously tweeting that he had died.

“I have deleted the tweet, based on wrong info with apologies to the family. Mir Zafarullah Jamali is on the ventilator. I talked to Omar Jamali who confirmed this. May Allah grant him immediate recovery.”

The senior politician is currently under treatment at the Armed Forces Institute of Cardiology (AFIC) in Rawalpindi for respiratory complications, where doctors put him on a ventilator.

Talking to a TV channel, MNA Mir Khan Muhammad Jamali said that the former prime minister suffered a heart attack on Friday.