Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan

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Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan (Urdu: نواب زاده نصر الله خان‎) (13 November 1916 – 27 September 2003) was a senior political figure in Pakistan.

Early life[edit]

He was born in Khangarh District in Central Punjab.[1] He was an ethnic Pashtun. His ancestors migrated from Afghanistan to the present day Punjab.

He started his politics in 1930, when Majlis-e-Ahrar-e-Islam was formed by Syed Ata ullah Shah Bukhari.[1] He was also elected the secretary of the General of All India Majlis-e-Ahrar-e-Islam in 1945. He joined the Muslim League in 1947 after the partition and Independence of Pakistan. He won a seat in the 1952 provincial assembly election and in 1962 the national assembly elections.[1] In 1964 he support Fatema Jinnah in the election against president Ayub Khan.[2] In 1966, he served as President of the All-Pakistan Awami League. He helped form the opposition alliance Democratic Action Committee to removed military dictator President Ayub Khan from power.[1] In 1993 He was elected again to the national assembly. He was also made the chairperson of the Kashmir Committee.[2][3] Just before his death, he was the Chairman of Alliance for Restoration of Democracy (ARD) working for the restoration of democracy in Pakistan against Pervez Musharraf.[1][2]

Death[edit]

He died on 27 September 2003 after being admitted to hospital in Islamabad, following a heart attack. He was 86 years old. He is buried in Khangarh District, Muzaffargarh, Punjab, Pakistan.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Azad, Arif (2003-10-07). "Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan". The Guardian. ISSN 0261-3077. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  2. ^ a b c "Nawabzada Nasrullah Khan: A true democrat". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2016-09-11. 
  3. ^ "Nightmare on 32 Nicholson Road | TNS - The News on Sunday". tns.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2016-09-11.