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Wife, son of former minister killed, three injured in Gojra accident

TOBA TEK SINGH: The wife and son of former federal minister and Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Baligh Ur Rehman were killed while two other members of his family and their driver sustained wounds in a road mishap near Gojra on Monday night.

According to a PML-N spokesperson, the family of the former minister was traveling from Bahawalpur to Islamabad when their vehicle turned turtle near Gojra.

His wife died on the spot while his two sons, a daughter and their driver sustained critical wounds. They were shifted to a local hospital for medical attention where one of the injured succumbed to his wounds.

Upon being informed of the incident, PML-N President and Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif, his son Hamza Shehbaz and other leaders condoled with the party leader over the death of his family members in the road mishap and prayed for swift recovery of those injured.

It is noteworthy that Baligh Ur Rehman served as Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training in former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi’s cabinet from August 2017 to May 2018.

Previously he served as the Minister of State Federal Education and of Interior and Narcotics Control from 2013 to 2017. He had been a member of the National Assembly from 2008 to May 2018.

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