Mian Tufail Mohammad

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25 Jun 2009
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Mian Tufail Mohammad (Urdu: میاں طفيل محمد‎) (April 1914 – 25 June 2009) was a renowned Pakistani religious political leader, lawyer, Islamic theologian, and former Secretary General and Emir of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan.
He was born Kapurthala, Punjab, India and died in Lahore, Pakistan after suffering from brain haemorrhage. He belonged to Arain (tribe) and is generally remembered in Pakistan as an honest, simple and humble leader of one of the largest political parties in Pakistan, this personality made him an exception to the normal life style of the political elite.

During the Ayub era, nine prominent leaders belonging to different political parties were tried for mutiny under the Official Secret Act. The nine of them had decided to initiate a democratic movement; Mian tufail was one of the nine. The trial lingered on for two years. Ultimately, the case was taken back by the government,for lack of evidence. In 1965, the joint opposition was organised, he was one of its central leaders. Along with other leaders of the COP, Mian Tufail toured the two wings of the country (East and West Pakistan) to create mass awareness and organise a strong national democratic movement

On 7 June 2009, he suffered a brain haemorrhage. He got hospitalised at Shaykh Zaid Hospital in Lahore. After staying in a state of coma for over 2 weeks Mian Sahab died on 25 June 2009 at the age of 95. A post-mortem conducted showed he died of brain hameorrage

Mian Sahab is generally remembered in Pakistan as an honest, simple and humble leader of one of the largest political parties in Pakistan, this personality made him an exception to the normal life style of the political elite. At the time of his death, the only asset he possessed was the house he lived in, he prominently wore his trademark, plain white shalwar-kameez’s, a Jinnah cap and a walking stick.

Mian sahab’s political legacy is significant throughout Pakistan. As one of the founding members of Jammat-e-Islami he is remembered in party history, his political legacy also descends down his family line. His son-in-law Ejaz Chaudhary is the Punjab president of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

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