MQI founding-leader Shaykh-ul-Islam Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri has expressed his deep sense of grief and sorrow on Iftikhar Baig's death. He was former central vice president MYL, former deputy director Minhaj Welfare Foundation, and president MQI PP-163. In his condolence message, Shaykh-ul-Islam paid rich tributes to Iftikhar Baig for his contributions for the mission and said that his death represents a great loss not only to the bereaved family but also to the MQI family. He said that Iftikhar Baig was a dedicated worker whose loyalty and honesty was well-known. He prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in peace and give patience to his family to bear this irreparable loss.
Chairman MQI Supreme Council Dr Hassan Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, President MQI Dr Hussain Mohi-ud-Din Qadri, Vice-President MQI Brig. (r) Iqbal Ahmad Khan, Secretary-General Khurram Nawaz Gandapur, Jawad Hamid, Syed Amjad Ali Shah, Qazi Faiz-ul-Islam, Mazhar Mahmood Alvi, Irfan Yousaf, Hafiz Ghulam Farid, Ishtiaq Hanif Mughal, Ain-ul-Haq Baghdadi, Shahzad Rasool, Haji Ishaq, Arif Chaudhry, Afzal Gujjar, Dr Sultan Mahmood and others also expressed their condolences to the bereaved families and prayed to Allah Almighty to rest the departed soul in peace. The MQI leaders said that MQI Lahore has been deprived of a sincere and dedicated leader. They said that late Iftikhar Baig was a lover of the Holy Prophet (pbuh) and a humble person.
It is important to mention that Iftikhar Baig got severely injured in a road accident a month and half ago. He remained under treatment at the General Hospital Lahore but succumbed to the injuries and departed this mortal world.