Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) stalwart and former senator Usman Kakar passed away on Monday a few days after he was injured in an accident at his house in Shehbaz Town, Quetta.
On Sunday, he was moved to Karachi’s Agha Khan Hospital in critical condition. He had suffered a brain hemorrhage and was in a coma for the past few days.
His body will be moved back to Quetta after postmortem, a PkMAP official said, adding that a statement by the party will be issued after a meeting currently underway in the provincial capital.
On Saturday, Senate also prayed for the early recovery of the former senator who had remained in a coma for days.
Kakar was an outspoken politician from Balochistan. He had remained a senator from March 2015 to March 2021. Backed by PML-N, he also contested Senate Deputy Chairman post election in 2018, but he was defeated by PPP’s Saleem Mandviwalla.
After the demise of the senior leader of the PkMAP leaders from other political parties expressed sorrow and regret.
Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) president and leader of the opposition in NA expressed his condolences on the demise of Usman Kakar, saying that the “nation has suffered a loss by losing a brave, truthful and democratic leader”.
Similarly, other politicians and leaders expressed sorrow over the death of the former senator. Representative to the NA from erstwhile FATA Mohsin Dawar expressed grave sorrow while sharing a picture of a picture with Usman Kakar in a tweet that read “He has left a vacuum that will be very difficult to fill. This is a huge loss for lar aw bar Afghans. May Pashtun watan find that peace that Usman lala spent his life striving for.”
Co-chairperson of the Pakistan People’s Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said while remembering Kakar that he was a “strong and vibrant voice of the people in the parliament”.
“The services of Senator Kakar for the people and his effective role for democracy in the house can not be forgotten,” the PPP leader further said, “I am praying for the family of the deceased.”
From the treasury benches, information minister Fawad Chaudhary expressed deep sorrow and regret over the death of senator Kakar. “I hope for the departed to have God’s mercy and the highest station in paradise,” he said.
“Senator Kakar was a senior parliamentarian and a good man, may God allow his soul a place in his mercy,” the federal minister said while expressing his condolences.