MAULANA KAUSAR NIAZI(1934-1994)

MAULANA KAUSAR NIAZI(1934-1994)

MAULANA KAUSAR NIAZI (1934-1994) WAS A MOST POWERFUL FEDERAL MINISTER IN PAKISTAN DURING THE ZULFIKAR ALI BHUTTO’S GOVERNMENT. HE WAS BORN IN MUSA KHEL DISTRICT, MIANWALI. HE WAS A RELIGIOUS SCHOLAR AND ORATOR, WHO MADE A NAME FOR HIMSELF IN POLITICS, AND WAS A MEMBER IN BHUTTO’S THE FEDERAL CABINET. HE SERVED AS A MINISTER AND ASSISTED BHUTTO FOR 6 YEARS. HE WAS ALSO A MEMBER OF THE PAKISTAN PEOPLES PARTY.HE SERVED AS THE MINISTER OF RELIGIOUS & MINORITIES AFFAIRS TILL 1976 AND WAS LATER APPOINTED THE FEDERAL INFORMATION MINISTER.MAULANA KAUSAR NIAZI SAID THAT ZIA-UL-HAQ HAD DEPOSED AND ULTIMATELY DESTROYED ZULFIKAR ALI BHUTTO. HE LATER VISITED INDIA AS THE GOODWILL EMISSARY OF THE ACTING PRIME MINISTER GHULAM MUSTAFA JATOI. IN HIS LATER YEARS, MAULANA KAUSAR NIAZI WAS REWARDED FOR HIS LOYALTY TO THE BHUTTO CLAN BY BEING NOMINATED TO SERVE AS THE CHAIRMAN OF THE ISLAMIC IDEOLOGY COUNCIL DURING MS BENAZIR BHUTTO’S SECOND GOVERNMENT.

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