Hanif Ramay passes away
LAHORE: Former Punjab chief minister Hanif Ramay died after an acute illness at National Hospital in Defence on Sunday.
The 75-year-old Mr Ramay, also a noted intellectual and artist, was admitted to hospital on October 29 with severe pneumonia. Doctors immediately put him on a ventilator and he fell unconscious on December 2.
According to doctors, pneumonia badly damaged his respiratory system and heart and his right lung collapsed. He spent almost a month on a respirator. His condition improved in mid December and doctors tried to stop the artificial respiration, but only for a short time.
Punjab Chief Minister Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and Speaker Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Afzal Sahi had visited the hospital to inquire about his health in the second week of December and had offered to send him for treatment abroad but his son Ibrahim Ramay refused the offer. He will be laid to rest on Monday and the funeral procession from his 345-K Defence residence will leave at 2:00 pm. He leaves behind a widow, Joyce Ramay, son Ibrahim Ramay and daughter Maryam Ramay. He married Joyce after the death of his first wife Shaheen in 1991. staff report