Sher Afgan Niazi
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He was elected for a fourth time to National Assembly in 2002 as a member of Pakistan People Party (Parliamentarians), but later shifted his loyalty to become PPPP (Patriot) and then joined the Pakistan Muslim League (Q). Sher Afgan Niazi helped President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf to oust, detain and then replace the judges of the Supreme Court in 2007 and also supported Musharraf regime's military operation at Lal Masjid, Islamabad. On 18th February, 2008, he lost the general election to an independent candidate, Humair Hayat Khan Rokhri. On April 8th, 2008 he was pelted with rotten eggs and attacked in Lahore, Punjab by the lawyers protesting against his support for dismissing of Supreme Court judges and Lal Masjid operation.
Niazi joined Former President Musharraf's newly formed political party, the All Pakistan Muslim League (APML). However, he later resigned from the party following differences with the leadership. He was expert in constitutional affairs and had strong command over constitution of Pakistan. He completed his M.B.B.S degree from Nishtar Medical College, Multan, Punjab.
Niazi was famous for memorizing all the articles of the constitution of Pakistan. His health deteriorated slowly after one of his elder son died in car accident in Rawalpindi, and he was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2012. He died, aged 66, after four days in a coma.
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