Pakistan News / Mianwali News > According to the latest news Former Law Minister and a renowned politician Dr. Sher Afgan Khan Niazi was laid to rest in Sultan Zakriya graveyard here on Friday.
He passed away yesterday after fighting liver cancer for a period spanning nearly six months.
Several politicians and famous personalities participated in his last ceremonies including Sheikh Rasheed, Tasneem Qureshi and others.
Dr. Niazi was born on January 1, 1946 in Mianwali District in the famous pashtun tribe of Niazi.
He was member Zila Council, Mianwali from1979 to1986, and MNA from 1985 to 1987, 1988 to 1990 and 1993 to 1996.
Dr. Niazi was also Federal Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs; Human Rights; Social Welfare and Special Education from 1993 to 1996.
Married with a son and two daughters, his travel experiences include visits to U.S.A, India, Sweden and China.
He was elected to National Assembly in 2002 as a member of Pakistan People Party (Parliamentarians) but later shifted his loyalty to become PPPP (Patriot) and then joined Pakistan Muslim League (Q).
On 18th February, 2008, he lost the general elections to an independent candidate, Humair Hayat Khan Rokhri.
He was elected MNA for his fourth term as a PPPP candidate. He later joined PPPP-Patriots.