Chaudhry Nisars elder brother passes away.
RAWALPINDI, August 22, 2009 (Balochistan Times): Former Secretary Defence Lt. General Chaudhry Iftikhar Ali Khan passed away here on Saturday after protracted illness. The deceased, the elder brother of Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, was suffering from stomach problem. His burial will take place in his village Chakri, Rawalpindi at 11 am on Sunday. Lt Gen Iftikhar Ali Khan served as Chief of the General Staff (CGS), Pakistan Army. He was appointed as Defence Secretary in 1997 and relinquished the office in 1999. Lieutenant General Iftikhar Ali Khan was also conferred the military distinctions including Hilal-e-Imtiaz (M) and Sitara-e-Basalat. President Asif Ali Zardari Saturday expressed grief and sorrow over the death of Lt Gen (retd) Iftikhar Ali Khan, former Secretary Defence and brother of leader of opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. In a condolence message addressed to Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, brother of deceased, the President paid glowing tributes to the services rendered by Lt Gen (retd) Iftikhar Ali Khan for Pakistan Army and for the Government of Pakistan as Secretary Defence. President Zardari prayed for eternal peace for the departed soul and fortitude for the bereaved family. Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani Saturday expressed grief and sorrow over the death of Lt Gen (retd) Iftikhar Ali Khan, former Secretary Defence and brother of leader of opposition Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan. In a condolence message addressed to Ch. Nisar Ali Khan, brother of deceased, the Prime Minister paid glowing tributes to the services rendered by Lt Gen (retd) Iftikhar Ali Khan for Pakistan Army and for the Government of Pakistan as Secretary Defence. Speaker National Assembly Fehmida Mirza and Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi here on Saturday condoled the demise of brother of Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly and death of mother of Sardar Asif Ahmed Ali, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission. In their separate condolence messages to Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Sardar Asif Ali Khan, they expressed their grief sorrow over the sad deaths. They said that Nisar Alis later brother Lt. Gen (retd) Chaudhry Iftikhar Ali Khan was a thorough professional and brave soldier who always served the country and would be remembered long. They prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed souls in eternal peace and grant courage and forbearance to the bereaved families to bear the losses with equanimity, says a press release issued here on Saturday. Acting President, Farooq H.Naek and Acting Chairman Senate, Mr. Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali have expressed their deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of former Secretary Defence, Lt.General Iftikhar Ali Khan and elder brother of leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, who breathed his last here on Saturday. The Acting President in his condolence message to leader of the opposition, paid rich tributes to late Lt. Gen. Iftikhar Ali Khan for his meritorious services to strengthen defence of the country and described his death as a great loss. He prayed to Almighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant fortitude and perseverance to members of the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss with equanimity. Acting Chairman Senate, Jan Muhammad Khan Jamali, termed Lt.Gen. Iftikhars death a national as well as his personal loss. He eulogized the services rendered by him in various spheres and offered his heartfelt condolences to leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly, said a press release issued here. Federal Minister for Overseas Pakistanis, Dr. Farooq Sattar on Saturday condoled the death of the brother of Chaudhry Nisar Ali, leader of the opposition in National Assembly. In his condolence message the minister prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and to enable the bereaved family to bear the loss with courage and equanimity.
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|Publication:||Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)|
|Date:||Aug 22, 2009|
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