Minocher Bhandara, Pakistan MP, Passes Away


June 25, 2008

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Former Minorities Minister and member National Assembly Minocher Bhandara (popularly known as M.P.Bhandara) passed away here on Sunday. His one leg and a wrist was broken in an accident on April 23 and was admitted to Shifa Hospital on May 7. He was travelling in the car with his Chinese friends, when a bus coming from the opposite direction hit the car.

Minoo was an active representative of the Minority community and a Parsi by faith. In the Assembly of which he was a Member until last year, he was known for stickler for rules. As a Private Members he introduced a Private Members Bill seeking the Quaid Azams speech of August 11, 1947 made in the first Constituent of Assembly to be incorporated in the countrys Constitution. Bhandara wrote a number articles on parliamentary procedure as well as a monograph on how Members should conduct themselves in the Parliament. He also wrote a number of articles for English language newspapers.

Speaker National Assembly Fehmida Mirza and Deputy Speaker Faisal Karim Kundi have condoled the sad demise of Bhandara, who they said, was a renowned leader, politician and former Member of the National Assembly. Business Recorder, 2008