KARACHI: Syed Munawar Hassan, former Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan, died in Karachi after a long illness at the age of 79. Jamaat-e-Islami Sindh Assembly member Syed Abdul Rashid confirmed the death of Syed Munawar Hassan and said that he had been ill for a long time and was undergoing treatment at a local hospital.
Former Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami Syed Munawar Hassan was born in Delhi in August 1941. In 1947, he moved with his family from Delhi to Lahore and then from Lahore to Karachi.
Syed Munawar Hassan started student politics from the platform of the National Students Federation. He was also the President of the National Students Federation in 1959. Syed Munawar Hassan joined Jamiat-e-Islami students in June 1960. In 1963, he became the Nazim of Jamiat-e-Islami students in Karachi.
Munawar Hassan was also elected Nazim-e-Ala of Jamiat-e-Islami Talaba Pakistan, while he was the Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan from 2009 to 2014. He was the fourth Amir of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan.
Funeral prayers of late Syed Munawar Hassan will be offered tomorrow (Saturday, June 27) after noon prayers at Eid Gah Ground, Nazimabad. Zuhr prayers will be held at the same ground at 1.30 pm. On the other hand, prayers have been offered for the elevation of Syed Munawar Hassan on his death in the National Assembly session in Islamabad.