Former acting Pak president to visit city

  • PTI, Jalandhar
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  • Updated: Oct 28, 2013 01:24 IST

Wasim Sajjad, who had served as the acting president of Pakistan twice, will be in the city on Monday to see his maternal grandfather's house where he was born.

Sajjad, who is currently on an India tour, was born in the Surajganj area of the city.

"Sajjad will be in Jalandhar to see the house where he was born, before leaving for Amritsar," said deputy commissioner Varun Roojam. The DC said Sajjad would be received by the administration as per the protocol.

Sajjad is in touch with Navtej Singh Toor, senior lawyer and former president of the Punjab and Haryana Bar Association.

Toor said the house, however, was yet to be located and "we are in touch with the municipal officers and checking through records of 1940s to find out that of the three houses marked by us, which one belonged to his maternal grandfather".

Sajjad's maternal grandfather, Sheikh Muhammad Sharif, was a lawyer who had shifted to Pakistan after Partition.

Sajjad was the acting president of Pakistan twice, in 1993 and in 1996-97.


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