Shehbaz pays tributes to Shuja Khanzada on his death anniversary
PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Mian Shehbaz Sharif in a tweet posted on Sunday paid tribute to former Punjab home minister late Col Shuja Khanzada who was killed in a suicide attack in 2015.
The former Punjab chief minister said, “It’s hard to overcome the pain of losing such a brave and committed soul. As Home Minister, he valiantly led Punjab's fight against terrorism and laid down his life. Rest in peace, dear.”
5 years ago, on this day, I lost a very dear friend & colleague Shaheed Col Shuja Khanzada. It’s hard to overcome the pain of losing such a brave & committed soul. As Home Minister, he valiently led Punjab's fight against terrorism and laid down his life. Rest in peace, dear! pic.twitter.com/qfp6D5T2pg— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) August 16, 2020
Late Shuja Khanzada (28 August 1943-16 August 2015) served as Punjab Home Minister from 2014 until his assassination on 16 August 2015.
As an army officer, Shuja Khanzada fought in the 1971 Pakistan-India war, before partaking in the Siachen conflict in 1983. After retiring from the military, Khanzada entered politics in 1996.
He was elected to the Punjab Assembly thrice, in 2002, 2008, and 2013.