Former Prime Minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali breathed his last after a brief illness here at the Armed Forces Institute of Institute of Cardiology & National Institute of Heart Diseases (AFIC-NIHD), hospital sources said.
He was 76 and was shifted to the hospital after having an heart attack on Friday.
Born on January 1, 1944, Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali served as the 15th Prime Minister of Pakistan from 23 November 2002 – 26 June 2004.
He was the first prime minister from the province of Balochistan and was regarded as a king hearted, gentle person who believed in resolving issues amicably with a policy of reconciliation.
The former prime minister was born in Rojhan Jamali; in Nasirabad division of Balochistan. His father Mir Jaffar Khan Jamali was a close associate of founder of the nation Quaid e Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
Zafarullah after his early schooling from native village, studied at Lawrence Collage, Ghora Gali Murree, from where he did his O and A levels. He graduated from Government College Lahore and did his Masters in History from Punjab University.
Late Mir Zafarullah Jamali began his political career in 1977, as he was elected as member of the Balochistan assembly and was appointed a minister in the provincial government. He also served as chief minister of Balochistan three times.
Prime Minister Imran Khan in his condolence message said he was “saddened to hear of the passing of Mir Zarfarullah Khan Jamali.
Saddened to hear of the passing of Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali. My condolences and prayers go to his family.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) December 2, 2020
صدر مملکت ڈاکٹر عارف علوی کا سابق وزیراعظم میر ظفراللہ خان جمالی کی وفات پر اظہار افسوس
صدر مملکت ڈاکٹر عارف علوی کا اہلِ خانہ سے دلّی ہمدردی اور اظہار افسوس
بطور ممبر قومی اسمبلی وه ایک بااخلاق انسان کے طور پر جانے جاتے تھے، صدر عارف علوی pic.twitter.com/b2410vBhQo
— The President of Pakistan (@PresOfPakistan) December 2, 2020
Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Jawed Bajwa in his message said; “May Allah bless his soul & give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss, Ameen.”
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, #COAS, expresses heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of former Prime Minister of Pakistan Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali. “May Allah bless his soul & give strength to the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss, Ameen”, COAS.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) December 2, 2020
There was an immense outpouring of sorrow and sympathy for the family of later prime minister as the social media witnessed a rush of condolence messages from people from all walks of life and political leaders from across the divide and all those who met him and knew him as a gentleman; full of humour and wit.
A great human being, a great Gallian, and a humbled Balouch and seasoned politician and premier Mir Zafarullah Jamali left us today. My sincere condolences to Umar Jamali and family. #ZafarullahJamali
— Senator Amjad Abbas (@amjad4168) December 2, 2020
Saddened on the sad demise of Ex-Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mir Zafrullah Jamali Aka ‘Jabbal’
(the mountain ).He was a man of principles & was famous for his iron will. My deepest condolences to the bereaved family.
Rest in peace Mr.Jamali. pic.twitter.com/4qn6bh9mTQ
— Humaira Baloch (@HumairaBaloch15) December 2, 2020
Governor Balochistan Amanullah Khan Yasinzai in his message expressed deep sorrow and grief and extended sympathy to the bereaved family.
He prayed Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal abode with peace.