Makhdoom Amin Fahim, aged 76, was senior vice chairman of the PPP and member of the National Assembly from Hala (NA-218).

Amin Fahim

Veteran politician and senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim died in the early hours of Saturday at a local private hospital in Karachi, state-owned Radio Pakistan reported.

Fahim, 76, was diagnosed with blood cancer and had been in critical condition for some time. He was brought back to Pakistan recently via an air ambulance.

He had earlier undergone lump surgery in Berlin. He was to be taken to Boston in October but doctors dropped the plan after his condition did not permit. He remained under post-surgery treatment in London until he was flown to Dubai and then eventually to Karachi.

Fahim’s body is being transported to his hometown of Hala, where his funeral prayers will be offered in the afternoon.

Senior vice-chairman of the PPP, Fahim was a member of the National Assembly from Hala (NA-218). He was also spiritual leader of the Sarwari Jamaat.

Condolences started to pour in with several politicians voicing their grief over the demise of the senior leader.

PM expresses grief

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Mr. Makhdoom Amin Fahim, said a statement issued by the Prime Minister House.

The prime minister has prayed for eternal peace and tranquillity for the departed soul and commiserated with the bereaved family. it said.

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