Political leaders express grief as Tableeghi Jamaat chief passes away
LAHORE: Condolences from religious and political leaders poured in as Chief (Ameer) of Tableeghi Jamaat, Haji Abdul Wahab, passed away on Sunday morning after a prolonged illness.
Federal Minister for Religious Affairs Noor-ul-Haq Qadri, Chief Minister of Punjab Usman Buzdar and Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi expressed grief over the demise of renowned religious scholar.
Leaders of former ruling party Nawaz Sharif and Marriyum Aurangzaib also prayed for the higher ranks of Haji Abdul Wahab.
Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazal (JUI-F) President Maulana Fazal-ur-Rehman said that the religious services of Tableeghi Jamaat chief will be remembered forever.
Further, Chief of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan Siraj ul Haq, Chaudhry Shujaat also joined in to condole the death of Haji Abdul Wahab.
Haji Abdul Wahab, 95, was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Lahore. He was admitted to the hospital five days ago after his health deteriorated and doctors had declared his condition very critical.
The funeral prayers of the deceased religious leader will be offered after Maghrib prayers at Tableeghi Markaz, Raiwind.
Haji Abdul Wahab was the third emir of the Tableeghi Jamaat. He was born in New Delhi in 1923. Before the partition, he worked as Tehsildar (tax officer) in his birth city.
After migrating to Pakistan, Haji Wahab graduated from Islamic College, Lahore. Later he left his job and joined the Tableeghi Jamaat.