PTI leader and MPA Nishat Daha passes away
Nishat Ahmad Khan Daha
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader and elected member of the provincial assembly of Punjab (MPA) from Khanewal, Nishat Ahmad Khan Daha (73y) Saturday passed away.
According to the 24News HD TV channel, he was ill for a long time and took his last breath at his residence in Khanewal. He left a widow and a daughter behind him.
His funeral prayers will be offered tomorrow (Sunday) at 11:00am in Khanewal.
Daha won the general election 2018 on the ticket of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) from PP-206 and later joined the ruling PTI.
The Late MPA won the elections 2008 on the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) ticket and remained succeeded in elections 2013 on the ticket of Nawaz League.
He was a son of Khan Hazara Khan and was born on January 15, 1948 at Khanewal. He graduated in 1969 from Government College, Sargodha.
Daha was an agriculturist and a businessman, who served twice as Chairman, Khanewal during 1987-93; and as Tehsil Nazim, during 2001-05.
He served as the Parliamentary Secretary for Mines & Minerals in Punjab Assembly during 2009-11. He has been elected as a Member of, Punjab Assembly for the second consecutive term in general elections 2013 and functioned as Chairman of, Standing Committee on Health.
He has travelled to the UK, USA, China, Thailand and Malaysia. He belonged to a renowned political family. His brother, Zahoor Ahmad Khan Daha also served as Member of Punjab Assembly during 2002-06 and also functioned as Parliamentary Secretary for Finance during 2003-06.
Another relative of him, Haji Irfan Ahmad Khan Daha served as Member, Provincial Assembly of Punjab for four consecutive terms during 1988-90, 1990-93, 1993-96, 1997-98 and also functioned as Parliamentary Secretary for Finance during 1990-93 and as Minister for Transport during 1997-98.
His uncle, Aftab Khan Daha remained a Member of the National Assembly for four consecutive terms during 1988-90, 1990-93, 1993-96 and 1997-99 and also functioned as Parliamentary Secretary for Information.