Sahibzada Farooq Ali

Sahibzada Farooq Ali (5 September 1931 – 29 November 2020)[1] was a Pakistani politician, the ninth Speaker of National Assembly of Pakistan.[2] He was elected from the city of Multan.

Sahibzada Farooq Ali
صاهب زادا فاروق علی
9th Speaker of the National Assembly
In office
9 August 1973 – 27 March 1977
DeputyAshraf Khatoon Abbasi
Preceded byFazal Ilahi Chaudhry
Succeeded byMalik Meraj Khalid
Personal details
Born(1931-09-05)5 September 1931
Ghakhar Mandi, British Raj
(now Pakistan)
Died29 November 2020(2020-11-29) (aged 89)
Multan, Pakistan
Political partyPakistan Peoples Party

Early lifeEdit

Sahibzada Farooq Ali was born on 5 September 1931.[3][1] He belonged to the Toor tribe and was native of Wayanwali village near Ghakhar Mandi in Pakistan's Wazirabad.[4]

CareerEdit

Ali was the head of the Information and Public Relations department and the Arts and Culture department for Multan and Bahawalpur before going to the parliament. He was the chairman of the Special Committee of the whole House of the National Assembly of Pakistan, proceedings of which were held in camera to consider the Ahmadiyya issue.[5] The Special Committee unanimously adopted a resolution on September 7, 1974 to declare the Ahmadiyya Movement and its offshoot, the Lahore Ahmadiyya Movement for the Propagation of Islam to be non-Muslims.[6][4]

DeathEdit

Sahibzada Farooq Ali died on 29 November 2020 in Multan.[7][8][3][4] His funeral prayers were held at Shahi Eidgah and was attended by large number of people.[8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Biographical Encyclopedia of Pakistan. Biographical Research Institute, Pakistan for International Publishers (Pakistan) Limited. 1985. p. 29.
  2. ^ "Speakers / Presidents". National Assembly of Pakistan. Archived from the original on 4 February 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2011.
  3. ^ a b "PPP's founding member Sahibzada Farooq Ali Khan dies". www.thenews.com.pk. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  4. ^ a b c "Former National Assembly speaker passes away | Pakistan Today". www.pakistantoday.com.pk. Retrieved 2020-11-30.
  5. ^ Pakistan, National Assembly, Proceedings of the Special Committee of the Whole House Held in Camera to Consider the Qadiani Issue: Official Report Vol 1 (Islamabad: National Book Foundation, 2012), 1.
  6. ^ Pakistan, National Assembly, Proceedings of the Special Committee of the Whole House Held in Camera to Consider the Qadiani Issue: Official Report Vol 21 (Islamabad: National Book Foundation, 2012), 3081.
  7. ^ "Former NA Speaker Sahibzada Farooq Ali passes away". 24 News HD. 2020-11-29. Retrieved 2020-11-29.
  8. ^ a b Correspondent, The Newspaper's Staff (2020-11-30). "Former NA speaker Sahibzada Farooq passes away". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 2020-11-30.
Political offices
Preceded by
Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry
Speaker of the National Assembly
1973–1977
Succeeded by
Malik Meraj Khalid