Yusuf Haroon Passes away in New York


New York: Yusuf A. Haroon, veteran politician and former governor of West Pakistan, died here after a protracted illness. He was 95.

His body is being flown into Karachi, and details of the funeral services will be announced later.

The demise of Yusuf Haroon, the eldest of three Haroon brothers, has meant the loss of one of the last and oldest Muslim Leaguers who worked closely with



Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah. He was also one of the last surviving witnesses to the historic Allahabad session where Allama Iqbal first propounded the idea of a separate homeland for the Muslims of South Asia.

His death marks the end of an era that saw the epic struggle for freedom from colonialism, the Pakistan movement under Jinnah’s leadership, the birth of Pakistan, the holocaust of partition, Pakistan’s struggle for survival during its formative years and the tragedies that later befell the world’s largest Muslim state.

The brother of Mahmoud Haroon (1920-2008) and Saeed Haroon (1926-1981), Yusuf had a life like that of his father, Haji Sir Abdullah Haroon, and like him, was dedicated to the cause of Pakistan even when Pakistan was merely an idea.



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