Ameen Faheem, Pakistani politician, Died at 76

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Makhdoom Muhammad Ameen Faheem was born on August 4, 1939, and died on November 21, 2015.

He was a Pakistani populist left-wing figure and a poet.

He was the senior vice-chairman of Pakistan Peoples Party, Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party Parliamentarians and Former Chairman of Alliance for Restoration of Democracy.

Earning Bachelor of Science in political science from the University of Sindh in 1961, Muhammad started his political activism in 1970 and contested successfully in the 1970 general elections and was a close ally of Benazir Bhutto during the 1990s.

Muhammad is the spiritual figure of the Sarvari Jama’at as well as the prominent sufist in his native province, Sindh.

After successfully contesting in the 2008 general elections, Muhammad notably stepped down for the candidacy of Prime minister office in favour of Yousaf Raza Gillani.

Makhdoom Muhammad Ameen Faheem was born in Hala in Sindh, which is located 200 km off the southern port city of Karachi, on 4 August 1939.

His father, Makhdoom Muhammmad Zaman was the 17th spiritual leader of Sarwari Jammat and as well a powerful feudal figure in the province.

His father was one of the prominent 67 participant who laid the foundation of the Pakistan Peoples Party where he was made the senior vice-chairman of the party and PPP was found at his house in Hala, Sindh.

Makhdoom Muhammad Zaman ‘Talib ul Mola’ successfully contested in the 1970 general elections and stepped into the national parliament as an member of parliament (MP). Makhdoom Muhammad Zaman was also offered many high-ranking posts at the time of General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq, but he refused and chose to stay in Hala and look after his Sarwari Jamaat.

Muhammad was also the leader of the largest spiritual group of people called the “Sarwari Jamaat” in Pakistan, consisting of millions of people across the world.

It was recorded that Sarwari Jamaat consisted of 900,000 people, 300 years ago and was titled as the ‘No Lakhi Gadi’ which means the Gaddi of 900,000 disciples.

Muhammad was once married to Dina, elder sister of famous Bangladeshi Singer Runa Laila, who later died due to cancer.

Muhammad Faheem passed away on 21 November 2015 from leukemia after being admitted to a hospital in Karachi, Pakistan under ICU at the age of 76.


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