PML-N senior leader Mushahidullah Khan passes away in Islamabad 

By: News Desk      Published: 02:06 AM, 18 Feb, 2021
PML-N senior leader Mushahidullah Khan passes away in Islamabad 

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz senior leader Senator Mushahidullah Khan passed away after a prolonged illness on Wednesday night. He was 68.

PML-N Senator Mushahidullah was undertreatment at a hospital in Islamabad for last few weeks. PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz Sharif confirmed the death of Mushahidullah. She said that she was shocked to hear the death of senior party leader. He was member of Senate since March 2018.

In a tweet, Maryam wrote: “Senator Mushahidullah Khan, MNS’s loyal and exceptional companion left us. I am shattered to hear the sad news. Will never be able to forget his fatherly affection & love. Huge huge loss. May Allah SWT shower upon him every blessing that HE has reserved for the afterlife.”

Khan was born on in 1953 in Rawalpindi. He did his early education from Islamia High School in Rawalpindi and completed graduation from Gordon College in Rawalpindi. He received LLB degree from Urdu Law College, University of Karachi in 1997. Political career He joined Pakistan Muslim League (N) in 1990.

In 2009, Khan was elected to the Senate of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N). In 2015, Khan was re-elected to the Senate of Pakistan as a candidate of Pakistan Muslim League (N).

In January 2015, he was inducted into the cabinet of then Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and was appointed chairman of the Benazir Income Support Programme with the status of federal minister. However, he did not accept the portfolio. Hence later he was made Minister for Climate Change.

In August 2015, he was forced to resign as the Minister for Climate Change after he gave a controversial interview to the BBC.

In 2017, following the election of Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister of Pakistan, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Abbasi and was appointed Minister for Climate Change for the second time. Upon the dissolution of the National Assembly on the expiration of its term on 31 May 2018, Khan ceased to hold the office as Federal Minister for Climate Change.