LAHORE - A special sitting was held at the Aiwan-i-Karkunaan Tehreek-i-Pakistan to commemorate former Punjab chief minister Ghulam Haider Wyne on his 21st death anniversary.

The event was held under the auspices of the Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust (NPT) in collaboration with the Pakistan Movement Workers Trust with the former President of Pakistan and incumbent NPT Chairman Rafique Tarar.

The speakers included Nazaria-i-Pakistan Trust Vice chairman Dr Rafique Ahmad, Ch Naeem Hussain Chattha, Begum Bushra Rehman, Dr Parveen Khan, Dr Ghazala Shaheen, Begum Majeeda Wyne (wife of the deceased), Aslam Zar Advocate and Aziz Zafar Azad. A large number of students, teachers and people from different walks of life attended this event. NPT Secretary Shahid Rashid conducted the proceedings of the special sitting.

Delivering his presidential address, Rafique Tarar observed that the deceased possessed many rare traits of personality and character, the most prominent of which was the simplest way of life. His love for the poor and the downtrodden gave his personality an aura of a saint. He also achieved the lofty status of a martyr. It was the exploitative class that committed the heinous act of assassinating this great man. His assassins are yet to be identified and brought to justice. His wife Begum Majeeda Wyne stood firm by her husband through thick and thin making it possible for him to dedicate his life to improving the lot of the helpless lower stratum of society. He established my institutions to promote education and enlightenment, Tarrar said.

Ch Naeem Hussain Chattha paid a glowing tribute to the loftiness of the deceased’s character, saying that he came from a humble background and rose to the high status of a chief minister.

Begum Bushra Rehman said that the deceased reorganised the Muslim League, adding that she was privileged to work with him.