Dr. Tabish Hazir, the husband of PTI leader and former federal minister Shireen Mazari passed away in the federal capital on Wednesday. Imaan Mazari confirmed the news on Twitter.
Lawyer and human rights activist Imaan Mazari revealed that her father Dr. Tabish Hazir passed away after battling cancer. The funeral prayer of Dr. Tabish Hazir will be offered in B block Model town Lahore today at 4 pm.
“Dr. Tabish Hazir has left us after a brave battle with cancer. The thought of life without him feels unbearable but he taught me to be strong through his living example. Grateful to god he went in peace. He spread love, comfort, and laughter in so many lives. RIP aba, your heart beats in my heart,” Imaan Mazari said.
His funeral will be today (Wednesday 21st December) at 4pm at 75 B block model town Lahore.
— Imaan Zainab Mazari-Hazir (@ImaanZHazir) December 21, 2022
Dr. Tabish was a famous pediatrician in Islamabad. He stayed away from the limelight despite being the husband of a famous politician Shireen Mazari and the father of a renowned lawyer, Imaan Mazari.
He actively campaigned for the eradication of polio in Pakistan. On numerous occasions, he had urged Pakistani parents to cooperate with polio administering teams and treat them with respect for contributing to this cause while endangering their lives.
Dr. Tabish was also a strong champion of mother and child health in the country. He said owing to poverty, women and children suffer more as they are unable to consume the required nutrients. He also actively promoted breastfeeding for infants while highlighting the adverse impacts of formula milk.
“Mothers should exclusively breastfeed their babies at least during the first six months and avoid formula milk which is the root cause of many diseases including diarrhoea and acute respiratory infections among children,” Dr. Tabish Hazir had said.
Politicians, lawyers, businessmen, and human rights activists have offered condolences to the family of Dr. Tabish over his demise.
Heartfelt condolences and prayers @ShireenMazari1
May Allah SWT give you and Imaan strength. Ameen.
— Azam Jamil اعظم (@AzamJamil53) December 21, 2022
Truly sad news. Inna Lilahaey Wa’Inna IllayRajja’oun. @ShireenMazari1 lost her husband @ImaanZHazir lost her beloved father, @tamkinet her brother.Pakistan has lost a great paediatrician .#DrTabish kindest,most caring,always there 2 affectionately & competently treat his patients
— Nasim Zehra (@NasimZehra) December 21, 2022
One of the best child specialists, Dr Tabish Hazir, eventually lost war against cancer. The only doc my kids loved to visit. We will miss you doc. Go treat kids in heaven with your friendly smile. My deepest condolences to @ShireenMazari1 and @ImaanZHazir pic.twitter.com/XoMbapl9ib
— Shahzad Raza (@OldPakistan_) December 21, 2022
Dr Tabish Hazir was a class apart. A man of great integrity, humour and intelligence. A committed democrat who always stared down bullies and bigots. Farewell Doc… Will miss your infectious laughter, incredible generosity and unfailing affection. https://t.co/rInzEIcxJk
— Ziad Zafar (@ziadzafar) December 21, 2022
Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un
Husband of @ShireenMazari1 ,Dr. Tabish Hazir has passed on.
Funeral Wednesday 21st December at 4pm at 75 B block model town Lahore. Really sorry to hear about your loss. May the departed soul rest in eternal peace. Ameen. @ImaanZHazir
— Ghulam Abbas Shah (@ghulamabbasshah) December 21, 2022