Jahangir Badar, 72, was a Pakistan Peoples Party’s senior leader who breathed his last a week ago.
Accompanied by his son Hussain Nawaz, the prime minister was received by late Badar’s son Ali Badar on his arrival at their residence here.
During interaction with the bereaved family, the prime minister offered Fateha and prayed for forgiveness of the departed soul and courage to them to bear the loss with equanimity.
Later, talking to the newsmen, the prime minister said besides being a good politician, late Badar was a gentle human being, who used to converse respectably even with the political opponents. “I had a very old association with him. Now he has gone to eternal abode. I have very good memories of him. He was true and straightforward. I love such people,” the prime minister remarked.
Nawaz Sharif said though Badar has departed, but his association with the family would continue. This relation was established several years ago and he had also attended the wedding of late Badar’s son,
the prime minister recalled. He viewed that the country’s fate could be changed if all the
politicians become straightforward like late Badar.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Khawaja Ahmad Hassan was also present on the occasion.