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Thursday, April 15, 2010

Dr Israr Ahmed passes away

Religious scholar and Ameer of Tanzim-e-Islami Pakistan Dr Israr Ahmed passed away after a protracted illness here on Wednesday. He was laid to rest in the Model Town graveyard.

Thousands of people from all walks of life, including PML-N Punjab President Zulfiqar Ali Khosa, JI leader Liaquat Baloch and former Nazim Lahore Mian Amir Mehmood also attended his funeral. Dr Israr has left behind four sons, five daughters and a widow. He wrote nearly 60 books on Islam and was associated with different religious foundations in the country and abroad.

60 books on Islam and was associated with different religious foundations in the country and abroad. Dr Israr was born in 1932 and did his FSc from the then Government College, Lahore, MBBS from the King Edward Medical College, Lahore and MA Islamiat from the Karachi University with distinction. He also remained associated with the Jamaat-e-Islami for some years.
He wrote ‘Islamic Renaissance: The Real Task Ahead’ in 1967. Dr Israr founded the Tanzeem-e-Islami in 1975 and also launched the Tehreek-e-Khilafat in early 1990s.

Agencies add: President Asif Ali Zardari expressed deep sorrow over the death of Dr Israr, saying Dr Israr’s death was a huge loss for the country. Asif offered condolences over his demise and prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant fortitude to the members of the bereaved family.

Chairman Senate Farooq H Naek, Deputy Chairman Senate Jan Muhammad Jamali, Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza, Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi, Leader of the House in the Senate Syed Nayyar Hussain Bokhari, Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Wasim Sajjad and leaders of the UK chapter of the PPP also expressed their grief over the demise of the renowned religious scholar.
Senator Sajid Mir, Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Syed Munawar Hassan and Qazi Hussain Ahmed also attended Dr Israr`s funeral.

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