KARACHI: Veteran politician and senior Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim has been laid to rest in the shrine of Hazrat Ghausul Haq Sarwar Nooh near grave of his father, Makhdoom Mohammad Zaman on Thursday evening.
His funeral was attended by PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, opposition leader Khursheed Shah, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, former premier Raja Pervez Ashraf, and other PPP leaders.
He is survived by two widows, six sons and daughters.
“Such men are born once in a century”, said Raja Pervez Ashraf
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 was earlier transported to his hometown of Hala, where his funeral prayers were to 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.