SIRAJ WAHAB | Arab News Staff
Published — Sunday 6 January 2013
Last update 6 January 2013 2:18 am
DAMMAM: Qazi Hussain Ahmed, a prominent political leader and Islamic scholar in Pakistan, died late last night in Islamabad. He was the former president of Jamaat-i-Islami.
Ahmed is survived by two sons and two daughters. He enjoyed immense popularity among the expatriate community in Saudi Arabia and other Gulf states.
He was a strong critic of counter-terrorism policy of the United States, and was widely known for his opposition against United States participation in civil war in the neighboring Afghanistan.
Ahmed was suffering from cardiac and asthmatic problems for quite some time. His condition turned critical three days ago.
His body is being shifted to his native town Peshawar. The funeral will take place on Sunday afternoon.