Qatar- Punjab village mourns death of lawmaker

(MENAFN- Gulf Times) Former PPP Sindh member of provincial assembly (MPA) Fariha Razzaq Haroon, pictured, who was found shot dead on Thursday at her Karachi residence along her husband Mir Bijarani, belonged to Toba Tek Singh.
She was the daughter of Abdul Razzaq, of Chak 391-JB, Kainthan. Razzaq had settled in Islamabad for business many years ago, and later moved on to Karachi with his family.
Fariha's mother late Nishat Afza had also remained a PPP lawmaker on a reserved seat from 2002 to 2007 when Pariha was also the Sindh lawmaker on PPP ticket.
The Razzaq family has also been running their FM 95 Radio in Toba Tek Singh since 2007 which broadcasts transmission from a station in family's native village Chak 391-JB, Kainthan.
The radio station is looked after by her brother Umer Razzaq while their father runs a security company in Karachi which provides security guards to different business companies and institutions.
After the tragic death of Fariha, FM 95 radio station closed its regular transmission.
Radio station manager Chaudhry Hamid Ali Gill said only Naats and Qur'an recitation were broadcast on Thursday and Friday. Regular transmissions were restored yesterday.
Fariha's father Abdul Razzaq said by phone from Karachi that soon a date would be announced to hold Qur'an khwani and chehlum in their village.
Village head Chaudhry Mukhtar said the village people would remain grateful to Fariha's late mother Nishat Afza who had provided gas supply to her village 11 years ago with a Rs10mn grant from her MPA budget.


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