Lahore, January 05, 2019 (PPI-OT): A former central leader of the Jamaat e Islami and the right hand man of Syed Abul Ala Maudoodi, Ch. Rehmat Elahi, breathed his last after a protracted illness here on Saturday. He was 94. Ch. Rehamt Elahi was one of the companions of Syed Abul Ala Maudoodi, from Pathankot, India. He worked as a federal minister and also discharged his duties as JI deputy and JI Secretary General, for different period. Ch. Rehmat Elahi had joined the JI after giving up his service in the Armed forces and dedicated all his life for the cause of Aqamat e Deen.
JI chief Senator Sirajul Haq, former JI chief Syed Munawwar Hasan, JI deputy chiefs Prof. Khurshid Ahmed, Hafiz Muhammad Idrees, Prof, Muhammad Ibrahim, senior JI leader Ch. Muhammad Aslam Saleemi, Maulana Abdul Ma’lik, and Chief of the JI central Punjab Amirul Azeem, JI information Secretary Qaisar Sharif and M. Anwar Niazi, have expressed deep grief over the sad demise of Ch. Rehmat Elahi, They have prayed for the departed soul. The JI central leaders noted that Ch. Rehmat Elahi had devoted his entire life for establishing the supremacy of Deen and also offered huge sacrifices for this cause. The Namaz e Janaza of Ch. Rehmat Elahi was offered at the Mansoora ground and was attended by people from all walks of life including politicians, writers, journalists, JI workers and the relatives of the deceased.
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