President Karzai Grieved by the Death of Head of National Council of Ulemma
Publish Date: Feb 22, 2011
H.E. Hamid Karzai, President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan is deeply grieved by the death of the former Chief Justice and the head of National Council of Ulimma of Afghanistan.
Former chief justice and head of Ulemma Council, Maulvi Fazl Hadi Shinwari, died of
a long term health problem this morning at a hospital in New Delhi, where he was under
President Karzai said, “It was with a great sadness that I learnt of the passing away of
Sheikh Maulavi Shinwari, a prominent and highly respected religious figure who had
served greatly for the national unity of Afghanistan and for educating of Afghan youth
throughout his life.”
The President described the tireless efforts by Maulavi Shinwari as very significant in
bringing peace and prosperity to the country and said his important endeavors during
Jihad’s time clearly made a lot of difference in forging a unity among the Mujahedeen.
President Karzai termed Maulavi Shinwari’s death a loss and expressed condolences to
the family, religious community of clerics and to the people of Afghanistan.