By Rafiullah Mandokhail,
ZHOB: “Bashardost was a great sympathizer, who devoted his entire life for the sake of Islam”, said Molvi Abdul Manan Nasar in a condolence reference held here at a religious seminary to pay glowing tribute to ex-provincial minister Abdul Khaliq Bashardost for his services, he rendered for the party and the people of his constituency. His close friends attended the memorial event on his 6th death anniversary.
Highlighting various aspects of Bashardost’s life they eulogized his political and social services and termed his death an irreparable loss.
Recalling his services Hafiz Hazrat Gul Babar, Bhutto Afghan, Qari Saeedullah and others said that Bashardost fought so bravely and his efforts will be remembered for a long time, as he raised voice for the neglected and oppressed segments of the society.
“Bashardost’s life is a role-model for us. Although he was a great leader yet he was equally humble and compassionate to people,” adding Bashardost had always stood by principles of politics. We would continue the mission of Bashardost. They pledged.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam leader, former minister Local Government Abdul Khaliq Bashardost was born in Aug 1957 in Killi Yaqoobzai. He started his political career from his student life. Bashardost contested the 2008 general elections on the ticket of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (Ideological) for the Balochistan Assembly’s constituency PB-18 Sherani-cum-Zhob seat and joined the provincial cabinet as LG minister. In April 2009 he suffered serious injuries in an accident, when he was en-route to his home town Zhob in Nasei area on Quetta highway. The accident left him parlayed and confined to a wheelchair for several years. In Oct 2012 he died of cardiac arrest. In a message, former President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf had expressed deep grief and sorrow over his sad demise and conveyed their heartfelt condolences and sympathies to the bereaved family.