Veteran JI leader Hafiz Salman Butt passed away at 65

LAHORE: Former MNA and Jamaat e Islaami leader Hafiz Salman Butt breathed his last after a brief illness at a private hospital in the provincial metropolis here on Thursday night.

He was 65 and survived by a widow, two sons and two daughters besides grandchildren.

Butt was undergoing treatment at the intensive care unit (ICU) after suffering a heart attack. He had diabetes for a long time.

Hafiz Salman Butt’s funeral prayers will be offered today (Friday) in Mansoorah after Jumma prayers at 2:00pm.


Dr. Samia Raheel Qazi, the daughter of former Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami Qazi Hussain Ahmed, took to Twitter to condole the death of the party leader.

She wrote: “May Allah have mercy on his soul and grant him a place in Jannat-ul-Firdous.”

Law Minister Punjab, Raja Basharat also expressed his condolences on the demise of Hafiz Salman Butt.

Abdullah Zahid

Abdullah Zahid is TPD's correspondent in Karachi. He reports on Pakistani political affairs.

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