ISLAMABAD – JAVAID-UR-RAHMAN -Lawmakers in the National Assembly on Monday paid homage to late Jam Muhammad Yousaf,minister for privatisation and former Balochistan chief minister, for his services as a politician and parliamentarian.The House with sparse presence offered fateha for the departed soul of Jam Muhammad Yousaf. Expressing sorrow over his demise, the legislators lauded his efforts for the people of Balochistan. They called him a patriotic man who sincerely served as the chief minister and parliamentarian.Rana Tanvir from the PML-N said that Jam Yousaf was a seasoned politician who served as the chief minister and minister. "He was a patriotic and humble man who served in the government with dedication."MNA Raza Hayat, who led the Fateha, said that Jam Yousaf always raised voice for Balochistan. "He also attended last photo session of parliamentarian and was happy on that day.ANP legislator Pervaiz Khan said: "Jam Muhammad Yousaf had many qualities and rendered great services for the country.PPP legislator Makhdoom Shahabuddin said Jam Yousaf was a good human being and efficient parliamentarian. Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Mian Manzoor Ahmed Wattoo said the services of Jam Yousaf would always be remembered. JUI-F MNA Aasiya Nasir said Jam Yousaf and his family's services would be remembered.Following the convention, Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi adjourned the session after short speeches. 

Published in The Nation newspaper on 05-Feb-2013