Iqbal Muhammad Ali Khan, a Member of the National Assembly (MNA) belonging to the Muttahida Qaumi-Pakistan Movement (MQM-P), died on Tuesday following surgery. He was 64 years old.
The late politician was elected to the National Assembly for four consecutive terms in the general elections of 2002, 2008, 2013 and 2018. In the 2002, 2008 and 2013 polls, he won by NA-256. After further demarcations, he won his seat from the NA-240 district of Korangi in the last general elections.
He also served as Federal Housing Minister between 2008 and 2013 when the MQM joined the coalition government of the Pakistan People’s Party. Khan’s family members said he underwent open-heart surgery last month after which he could not recover.
MQM-P leader Dr. Khalid Maqbool Siddiqi and other party leaders expressed grief over the MP’s passing and remembered him as a committed party worker. His funeral prayers would be offered after Zuhr prayers today at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Jama Masjid Farooqi near the DC East office.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Sindh Assembly Opposition Leader Haleem Adil Sheikh also offered their condolences on the parliamentarian’s passing. In their separate statements, they prayed for the soul of the deceased.