Former president Rafiq Tarar passes away in Lahore


Former president of Pakistan Muhammad Rafiq Tarar breathed his last in Lahore on Monday after prolonged illness.

Tarar, 92, served as the ninth president of the country from January 1998 until his resignation in June 2001.

Earlier, he had served as a Senator from Punjab in 1997.

Before joining politics with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Muhammad Rafique Tarar served as Senior Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan between 1991 to 1994 and as the 28th Chief Justice of Lahore High Court from 1989 to 1991.

PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif expressed grief over the demise said Tarar was always an inspiration for party members.

He went on to say that Tarar on countless occasions guided the party with his experience and wisdom.   

President Dr Arif Alvi also expressed sorrow over the death of former President Rafiq Tarar.

Commiserating with the bereaved family, he prayed for the departed soul.

Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed grief and sorrow over the death of former President Rafiq Tarar.

In his condolence message, he commiserated with the bereaved family and prayed for the departed soul.

Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed also expressed deep grief and sorrow over the death of Rafiq Tarar.

In his condolence message, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain said we share the grief of the bereaved family in this hour of sorrow.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also condoled the death of the former president.


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