Senior PTI leader and Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, Naeemul Haque passed away last night in Karachi. Just as the news came in, Twitter was flooded with tweets expressing grief over the sad demise of Haq who lost his battle against cancer.
Celebrities including Mahira Khan, Mehwish Hayat, and political figures poured condolences for the late PTI member.
“Very saddened to hear of the passing of Naeem ul Haq sir today. Each time we met his words of encouragement proved invaluable. My condolences to his family, friends, and colleagues. I pray that his soul may rest in peace,” said Mehwish Hayat on Twitter.
Very saddened to hear of the passing of Naeem ul Haq sir today. Each time we met his words of encouragement proved invaluable. My condolences to his family, friends and colleagues. I pray that his soul may rest in peace.
— Mehwish Hayat TI (@MehwishHayat) February 15, 2020
Mahira Khan, who also recalled closeness with Haq and his family through his mother’s side, also remembered the politician in loving words.
“Every time I met him he was so kind and respectful. Rest in peace. #NaeemulHaq,” said Mahira while adding that Haq treated his wife like a child during her illness days and the two have finally reunited.
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) February 15, 2020
My mother recalls Uncle Naeem carrying his wife in his arms when she was very ill, took care of her like a baby. Now reunited ♥️ https://t.co/0SEw6A5fI2
— Mahira Khan (@TheMahiraKhan) February 16, 2020
“Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’un Respect & gratitude for our beloved veteran Insafian #NaeemUlHaq. Someone who stood by #PMIK when no one else did through 23yrs of struggle &remained steadfast till very end. May Allah bless him with best of hereafter, his void will always be felt,” tweeted Syed Zulfiqar Bukhari.
Inna Lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un
Respect &gratitude for our beloved veteran Insafian #NaeemUlHaq.Someone who stood by #PMIK when no one else did through 23yrs of struggle &remained steadfast till very end.May Allah bless him with best of hereafter,his void will always be felt pic.twitter.com/2s8arrLC1I
— Sayed Z Bukhari (@sayedzbukhari) February 15, 2020
PTI leader Senator Faisal Javed too expressed grief over his colleague and co-host’s passing away.
“You ‘ll be missed Naeem Bhai 🙁 Barsoon ka sath hamesha yaad rehay ga. He was also my co-host, a great friend & has always motivated me. May ALLAH rest his soul in peace & give enough strength to family & friends to cope with this huge loss,” tweeted PTI leader.
Many others also took to Twitter to express their grief and condolences:
برادرم نعیم الحق۔۔۔ پاکستان میں سیاسی کارکنوں کی آبرو تھے، جنہوں نے ساری زندگی جدوجہد میں گزاری۔ تحریک انصاف اور پاکستان انہیں ہمیشہ یاد رکھیں گے۔ اللہ انہیں جنت میں ارفع مقام عطا فرمائیں۔
— Babar Awan (@BabarAwanPK) February 15, 2020
نعیم الحق سے میری شناسائی انڈس ٹی وی کے زمانے سے کوئی 18 برس قبلُ ہوئی، وہ ایک محبت کرنے والے انسان تھے، اقتدار میں آنے کے بعد بھی ان کا رویہ بلکل تبدیل نہیں ہوا، انھیں کرکٹ کا بھی شوق تھا میں انڈس ٹی وی پر اسپورثس اور نعیم بھائی سیاسی پروگرام کے میزبان تھے اللہ ان کی مغفرت فرماۓ pic.twitter.com/gzU8jtvT6Z
— Mirza Iqbal Baig (@mirzaiqbal80) February 15, 2020
He was born on Pakistan’s soil. He battled his illness on Pakistan’s soil. He breathed his last breath on Pakistan’s soil. A true Pakistani, loyal to #Pakistan until the very end! 🇵🇰 #RIPNaeemulhaque pic.twitter.com/T4HaNMYeSN
— MARY… THE IRISH INSAFIAN (@IRISHINSAFIAN) February 15, 2020
Naeem Bhai was a fighter! He always fought bravely whether it was the fight against corruption or his illness.
During my early years in ISF and later, learned a lot from him.
If there was any person most loyal to Imran Khan in his struggle it was @naeemul_haque.#ripnaeemulhaque pic.twitter.com/ElNgtRNGKb
— Arsalan Taj (@ArsalanGhumman) February 15, 2020