Former Speaker AJK Sardar Ghulam Sadiq Khan passes away

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Islamabad,(Parliament Times): Former Speaker Azad Government of Jammu and Kashmir and Chief Organizer Pakistan Peoples Party Azad Kashmir chapter Sardar Ghulam Sadiq Passed away here on other day.
Funeral prayers of the late will be offered today, Wednesday, December 2, at 2:00 PM at College Ground, Hajira.
PPP Azad Kashmir mourned the death of the late leader for ten days.
President PPP Chaudhary Latif Akbar said that Sardar Ghulam Sadiq was a man of fidelity and morality and possessed high abilities.
He prayed that May Allah grant him a high position in heaven and grant patience to all the workers including his family.Sadiq was a senior parliamentarian and twice elected as member legislative Assembly. He also served as advisor to Prime Minister of Pakistan and speaker legislative Assembly as well. He was known as a principled politician who earned wide respect in the political circles of AJK irrespective of political affiliations. AJK Senior Minister Chaudhary Tariq Farooq while paying rich tribute to the former speaker, said he was humble man and a respected politician. “AJK is deprived of an experienced parliamentarian and devoted politician. No doubt it is a great lose to the region,” Farooq said.
AJK-LA Speaker Shah Ghulam Qadir announced one-day mourning on his demise and adjourned the legislative Assembly sitting till Thursday.Late Ghulam Sadiq started his carrier as a teacher and joined PPP in 70s after resigning from teaching job. AJK President Sardar Masood Khan, Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan, Speaker Shah Ghulam Qadar, Ministers and all the political parties’ heads have expressed sorrow over the sad demise of Sadiq and prayed the Almighty to grant his soul the highest place in Jannah and courage to bereaved family to bear this loss with fortitude.