PkMAP's senior leader Usman Kakar passes away

PkMAP's senior leader Usman Kakar passes away

Karachi (Web Desk): Former senator and senior leader of Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) leader and former senator Usman Khan Kakar passed away in Karachi on Monday. 

According to details, the 60-year-old PkMAP leader fell in his house in Quetta and was seriously injured.

He was rushed to a hospital and was admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) where he was operated upon and put on a ventilator.

Later, Kakar was shifted to Karachi's Aga Khan University Hospital on a special air ambulance where he passed away earlier today.

Usman Kakar was elected to the Upper House in March 2015 and remained a vocal senator till his tenure ended in March 2021.

Leaders of different political parties, receiving the news of Kakar's demise, started expressing their condolences.

Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif expressed grief over demise of the PkMAP leader and prayed for his departed soul.

Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman also expressed his condolences and said that the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) has been deprived of a brave leader.

PML-N Vice President Maryam Nawaz praised him as "a strong voice of democracy and a front line soldier of the struggle for civilian supremacy". She added she would always remember her conversations with him and the memory of his struggle would be kept alive.

Former president and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Co-Chairman Asif Ali Zardari, Senator Sherry Rehman, and Awami National Party (ANP) Sindh's President Shahi Sayed also expressed their grief over Senator Kakar's demise.