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Former president Fazal Ilahi remembered

Death anniversary of Pakistan’s former President Fazal Ilahi Chaudhry was marked here on Friday.
Fazal Ilahi was born in a Gujjar family in village Marala, near the city of Kharian, Gujrat district in Punjab province on January 01, 1904. He joined the Muslim League in 1942.
After independence, he was given the post of Parliamentary Secretary. He was later appointed Minister for Education and Health.
Fazal Elahi contested the elections of the Punjab Legislative Assembly on the Muslim League ticket in 1951 and was elected as a member of the Punjab Assembly.
In 1952, he represented Pakistan in the United Nations. In the 1956 elections, he was elected as member of the assembly and later as the Speaker of the National Assembly. He remained as Speaker till 1958.
In 1962, when Ayub Khan announced the elections, Fazal Elahi was selected as the Deputy Opposition Leader of the House on the basis of his experience and knowledge about parliamentary proceedings. He joined the Convention Muslim League, and after the 1956 elections, he was elected as the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly.
He was elected as member of the National Assembly in 1970 on the ticket of Pakistan People’s Party and was later elected as the Speaker of the National Assembly.



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