Abdul Ghafoor Ahmed

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Abdul Ghafoor Ahmed

عبدالغفور احمد
Member National Assembly of Pakistan
In office
1970–1971
Member 5th National Assembly of Pakistan from NW-132 Karachi-V[1]
In office
1972–1977
Member Senate of Pakistan
In office
1978–1979
Personal details
Born Abdul Ghafoor Ahmed
(1927-06-26)26 June 1927
Bareilly, British India
Died 26 December 2012(2012-12-26) (aged 85)
Karachi, Pakistan
Citizenship Pakistani
Political party Jamaat-e-Islami
Children Tariq Fauzi
Khalid Shujja
Shoaib Aizaz
Six daughters
Alma mater University of Lucknow
Occupation Politician, author
Religion Islam

Abdul Ghafoor Ahmed (Urdu: عبدالغفور احمد ; ‎ 26 June 1927 – 26 December 2012), generally known as Professor Ghafoor Ahmed, was a Pakistani politician who represented Jamaat-e-Islami in National Assembly and Senate of Pakistan in 1970 till 1977. He is also notable for being signatory and committee member who prepared the draft of 1973 Constitution of Pakistan.[2][3]

Early life and education[edit]

Ahmed was born on 26 June 1927 from religious Muslim family in Barely, British India.[4] He received his early education from his native town however earned his master's degree in commerce from University of Lucknow in 1948.[5] After Partition of India his family moved to Pakistan where he started his career as politician and finished Industrial Accounts course and won fellowship of Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of Pakistan.[6]

Political career[edit]

Ahmed started his political career at the age of 23 when he joined Jamaat-e-Islami as member of youth wing in 1950 after eight years he was elected as the member of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) in 1958.[7][8] Like Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, Maulana Naeem Siddiqui , Dr. Israr Ahmad, Javed Ahmad Ghamidi and Khurshid Ahmad, Ghafoor Ahmad also worked closely with Maulana Syed Abul Ala Maududi (alternative spelling Syed Maudoodi; often referred to as Maulana Maududi) (1903–1979). Ahmed was elected twice as member of National Assembly of Pakistan in 1970 and 1977.[1] He participated as signatory and member of National Assembly's drafting committee for the Constitution of Pakistan in 1973. While his second tenure he showed his strong opposition against Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, then Prime Minister of Pakistan by leading two political alliances named as United Democratic Alliance (UDA) and Pakistan National Alliance (PNA) respectively as general secretary in 1977 till 1978.[9][10]

Ahmed also remained as senator and appointed as Federal Minister for Industries and Production in 1978 till 1979. He again worked as General secretary of Islami Jamhoori Ittehad (Islamic Democratic Alliance) which was a conservative alliance by several small religious political parties whose major goal was to oppose the Pakistan Peoples Party in elections of that year. Before his death he was serving as Naib Ameer of Jamaat-e-Islami.[11][12] He was also an author of five books.[13]

Death[edit]

Ahmed died at Patel Hospital located in Karachi on Wednesday 26 December 2012 at the age of 85 years. He was suffering from protracted illness for several months and hospitalised for past 10 days. He is survived by three sons and six daughters.[14][15]

Funeral[edit]

Ahmed's Salat al-Janazah was offered at new M.A Jinnah Road, Karachi. Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hasan led the funeral prayers which was attended by hundreds of party workers along with top leadership of known political parties of Pakistan such as Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan Muslim League, Pakistan Peoples Party and Muttahida Qaumi Movement. He was buried in Sakhi Hasan graveyard in Karachi.[16] On his death several condolence messages were sent to his family by different political and non political people including President Asif Zardari,[17][18] Prime Minister Pervez Ashraf,[19] Abdul Qadir Patel,[20] Asfandyar Wali Khan,[20][20] Imran Khan,[21] Nawaz Sharif[20] and Altaf Hussain.[22][23]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b List of 5th National Assembly, MNA Abdul Ghafoor Ahmed from NW-132 Karachi-V
  2. ^ Prof. Ghafoor Ahmad Introduction by Senator of Pakistan Archived 29 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ Prof. Ghafoor Ahmad On Pakistan Herald Retrieved Pakistan Herald
  4. ^ Veteran politician Prof. Ghafoor Retrieved Business Recorder, Published: 27 December 2012
  5. ^ Ameer Prof Ghafoor Archived 14 April 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved Urdu Wire News, Published: 27 December 2012
  6. ^ JI Leader died at 85 Retrieved The News Tribe, Published: 26 December 2012
  7. ^ Great politician Prof Ghafoor Ahmed Retrieved Daily Times, Published: 27 December 2012
  8. ^ History of His Life Retrieved CNBC Pakistan, Published: 27 December 2012
  9. ^ Prof Ghafoor Ahmed as Politician Retrieved Daily Dawn, Published: 27 December 2012
  10. ^ Prof Ghafoor Ahmad Naib Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami (1927–2012) Retrieved Paki Mag, Published: 27 December 2012
  11. ^ Prof Ghafoor Ahmad the Leader Retrieved CNBC Pakistan, Published: 27 December 2012
  12. ^ Jamaat-e-Islami Top Boss Professor Ghafoor Ahmed Retrieved Veracity Now, Published: 27 December 2012
  13. ^ Prof Ghafoor as an author Published: 26 December 2012
  14. ^ Prof. Ghafoor on Life Retrieved Khyber News, Published: 27 December 2012
  15. ^ Jammat-e-Islami Condolence Prof Ahmed Death Retrieved Pakistan Today, Published: 28 December 2012
  16. ^ Prof Ghafoor Laid to Rest Retrieved The Nation, Published: 28 December 2012
  17. ^ President condoles death of Prof. Ghafoor Ahmed Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved Associated Press of Pakistan, Published: 26 December 2012
  18. ^ President and Prime Minister condoles death of Prof. Ghafoor Ahmed Archived 2 May 2013 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved Press Information Department, Government of Pakistan Published: 26 December 2012
  19. ^ Prime Minister Pervez Ashraf condoles death of Prof. Ghafoor Ahmed Archived 31 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved Radio Pakistan, Published: 26 December 2012
  20. ^ a b c d Politicians Condolence on Prof Ghafoor Ahmed Death Retrieved Pakistan TV, Published: 26 December 2012
  21. ^ Imran Khan condoles death of Prof. Ghafoor Ahmed Archived 31 December 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved Insaf.pk, Published: 26 December 2012
  22. ^ Altaf condoles Ghafoor's death Retrieved Pakistan Today, Published: 27 December 2012
  23. ^ Ghafoor Ahmed brings politicians together in death Retrieved Express Tribune, Published: 28 December 2012

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