Former JI emir Syed Munawar Hasan passes away in Karachi says news
Former Jamaat-i-Islami (JI) emir Syed Munawar Hasan passed away on Friday at a hospital in Karachi where he was under treatment for the past few days. Hasan was born in Delhi in August 1941, a fortnight before Abul A’ala Maududi launched the JI. In the late 1950s, after aligning himself with the National Students Federation, he crossed over to Islami Jamiat-i-Talaba.
Elected emir in 2009 with around 70pc votes for the first term, Munawar Hasan started losing his popularity within the party after JI’s poor showing in the 2013 general elections. He served as the fourth JI chief from 2009 to 2014.
Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif offered his condolences to the deceased's family and to party workers.
well he was a faith head. and a religious guy .. he was in fact close ally of that hadith story teller / Quran Tafsir writer from central India M. Maududi.. and and he was staunch Taliban supporterhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hA8K2fuj1BM Jihad has nothing to do with militancy: Munawar
well a faith head nut case but he was not a bad guy..