Senior Jama’at member dies

Srinagar: A senior member (rukn) of Jama’at-e-Islami (JeI) from Pulwama district Mohammad Sultan Wani died on Friday.
Wani, a native of Naibugh Tral, was former Pulwama district chief of the party and also served as its Assistant Secretary General.
“Wani was not keeping well and passed away in SKIMS Soura today,” A Jama’at spokesman said.
Wani had contested assembly elections in 1987 against Congress candidate Ghulam Nabi Naik, and lost by a thin margin.
“The funeral prayers of Wani will be held on Saturday at 8:30 am at his native place,” The Jama’at spokesman added.