Zahoor Elahi to be remembered

By: News Desk      Published: 05:03 AM, 25 Sep, 2020
 Zahoor Elahi to be remembered

The death anniversary of a seasoned politician Chaudhry Zahoor Elahi is being marked today.

Born on March 7, 1921, in a small town of Gujarat, Zahoor Elahi represented marginalised people and stood firm for the cause.

He preferred politics for public service delivery to the job of a public servant. Zahoor Elahi played a pivotal part in the creation of Pakistan and had a love for Quaid-i-Azam. 

He stood by Fatima Jinnah against Gen Ayub Khan. He braved fake cases, challenged dictatorship and draconian laws. 

He always fought for the cause of democracy. He was appointed secretary-general of parliamentary party of conventional Muslim League. 

Zahoor Elahi was elected Chairman of the Gujrat District Board in 1958 and he served the National Bank for over a decade.

He challenged the draconian Elected Bodies Disqualification Order but face imprisonment even tribunal cleared him of all charges.

He was elected member of the national assembly in 1962 and 1970 among a few elected members of the Pakistan Muslim League.

Imprisonment in different jails could not shatter his resolve to raise voice for the rights till September 25, 1981, when he embraced martyrdom in a terrorist group attack.