Islamabad - Dignitaries from all walks of life yesterday thronged the H-8 graveyard here to pay tributes to the late leader of Pakistan Movement and former Federal Minister Mahmood Ali on his 9th death anniversary .

Workers of Pakistan Movement, Nazria-e-Pakistan Trust and representatives of Tehreek-e-Takmeel Pakistan and Nazria-e-Pakistan Forum Islamabad Rawalpindi and Chakwal chapters reached the graveyard and laid floral wreaths on the grave of the former secretary general of Aasam Muslim League, Mahmood Ali. The wreaths were also laid on behalf of Secretary General Tehreek-e-Takmeel Pakistan Rafique Shahid, Chief Justice (Retd) Mian Mahboob Ahmad and former President of Pakistan, Rafique Tarar.

The others who paid tributes to the deceased included Resident Editor Nawa-i-Waqt Islamabad Javed Siddique, Senator Raja Zafarul Haq, Col (Retd) Sultan Zahoor Akhtar, Brig (Retd) M Iqbal Shafi, Professor Naeem Qasim, Zafar Bakhtawri, Raja Mujahid Akhtar Khan, MPA Raja Muhammad Ali and Professor Ihsan Akbar.

The dignitaries were of the view that the deceased would always be remembered due to his contribution in inculcating awareness amongst the youth. They demanded of the government to shift his dead body beside Quaid-e-Azam mausoleum in Karachi.

Late Mahmood Ali was a revolutionary Pakistani and veteran politician who proved the Two Nation Theory through his actions and sayings till the late days of his life. He wanted to make Pakistan a truly independent state and dedicated his whole life to achieve this goal.