HYDERABAD (ENN) Comrade Jam Saqi, a veteran politician and the legend character of left politics in Pakistan has passed away here on Monday. Jam Saqi, 74 is well known person who remained atleast eight years in prison during dictatorial era of General Zia. He was kept under severe torture in notorious Shahi Qila prison of Lahore for almost 18 months.
Comrade had led the long march from Reti (Kamo Shaheed) Sindh-Punjab to Karachi for Peace and Democracy in Pakistan during 90s. Comrade was born on 31st October 1944.
Comrade Jam Saqi (L) and Benazir Bhutto Shaheed (R) sitting on chair in military court.
Recalling his memories close aide of comrade, Adam Malik told ENN that Ms Benazir Bhutto Shaheed had recorded her statement in favour of Comrade in treason case during Zia regime. He said comrade never surrendered before dictators and did his politics on principals. Adam Malik told that Main opposition leaders of the time, Khan Abdul Wali Khan, Mir Guous Bux Khan Bizenjo, Allama Shah Ahmed Noorani (JUP), Allama Muhammad Shah Amroti (JUI) were also amongst the defense witnesses and appeared before Military Court.
Jam joined Pakistan Peoples Party and remained adviser to CM Sindh on Bonded Labor during 1993 to 1996. He remained inactive after brain heme-rage in 90s. Sohail Sangi, senior journalist and close relative of Jam Saqi had accompanied him to United Kingdom for the treatment.
Comrade basically hailed from Janjhi Tarr village of Tharparkar district, Sindh. Comrade led communist Party, Haree Committee and headed Democratic Students Federation as well. His funeral is being held in Hyderabad and will be laid to rest in Baban Shah graveyard Hyderabad.