The veteran Pakistani politician Rafiq Tarar has sadly passed away. The heartbreaking news was shared by Ataullah Tarar, Rafiq’s grandson. Taking to Twitter, Ataullah wrote that his grandfather passed away. It is reported the politician breathed his last on Monday, March 7, 2022, due to prolonged illness. He was 92. Ever since the news got announced, netizens started paying him sincere tributes and extended their deepest condolences to his family. People are expressing their sadness on his demise. Find out who was Rafiq Tarar and more details about his personal and political life.
Apart from being a politician from Pakistan, Rafiq Rarar had served as the former judge for Supreme Court. He was also Pakistan’s president from 1997 to 2001. Rafiq was nominated by the then Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the above-mentioned duration. Before coming into politics, Tarar had served as the Supre Court judge from 1991 to 1994. The politician had actively contributed to the nation by serving on various posts with dedication and honesty.
Born on November 2, 1929, in Mandi Bahauddin, the politician served as the ninth president of Pakistan from 1998 to 2001, until his resignation. He graduated from the University of Punjab in 1951 and earned the degree of LLB. Later, he started practicing as a lawyer in Lahore High Court. Later, in 1966, Rafiq pursued a career as a jurist. He went on to serve as a justice in the highest courts in Pakistan and took retirement at 65.
After becoming a president, Tarar always kept a low profile and avoided news media. He was a devoted servant who respected his country and its citizens. Rafiq Tarar’s death has saddened the political world as it lost a gem today. Condolences came from across the political spectrum in Pakistan after the announcement of his death news. Dr. Arif Alvi, Pakistan President, expressed his sorrow over the veteran politician’s passing and offered prayers and strength for the deceased along with extending condolences to his family.
Besides, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan also made prayers for the former president and his grieving family. Other than them, several people from the political world took to social media to show the deceased respect and to remember his exceptional contribution to the nation. Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N President remembered Rafiq as a “kind and compassionate elder, shrewd legislator, very good man, and a fair judge” and paid him heartfelt tributes. Our team also pays tribute to the great leader and politician who spent his life serving for the country.