Former federal minister for parliamentary affairs Dr. Sher Afgan Niazi after battling liver cancer for six months succumbed to his ailment on Thursday.

According to the family sources, the former minister was unconscious for the past four days. He had been fighting liver cancer for the last six months.

Sher Afgan Niazi was elected to the National Assembly in 2002 as a member of Pakistan People Party (Parliamentarians) but later shifted his loyalty to become PPPP (Patriot) and then joined the Pakistan Muslim League-Q.

Hailing from Mianwali, Niazi had been twice elected as an MPA before coming to the national assembly.

He was the minister for parliamentary affairs during former president General (Retd) Pervez Musharraf’s government. Beside a political worker, he was a legal and constitutional expert.

On 18th February, 2008, he lost the general election to an independent candidate, Humair Hayat Khan Rokhri.

Niazi had later worked as Senior President of Pervez Musharraf’s All Pakistan Muslim League (APML).

He always put up a stout defence of former military ruler until he resigned from the party following differences with the party leadership.

According to the reports, he had willed in his life that his son, Amjad Ali Khan will become his successor in politics.