On Saturday afternoon, Totok Prianamto, the Indonesian Consul General in Karachi died after a two-week struggle with Covid-19. He suffered a severe heart attack and passed away at around 4 pm. 

The Indonesian diplomat was admitted to a private hospital in Clifton two weeks ago and was under treatment for Covid-19. The news was confirmed by Mr Abdi, consul for information and socio-cultural affairs, Consulate of Indonesia.

The late Indonesian diplomat’s body will be airlifted to his homeland as soon as the medico-legal formalities are completed.

The Foreign Office released a press statement on the sad demise stating, “We are deeply saddened on the demise of Indonesian Consul General in Karachi, Totok Prianamto, due to cardiac arrest.” 

“Consul General Totok Prianamto played an important role in strengthening bilateral relations between Pakistan and Indonesia,” the statement continued, “and we deeply value his positive contributions.” 

The statement further added, “our thoughts and prayers are with the late Consul General Totok Prianamto’s family and friends. We also convey our deepest condolences to the brotherly Government of Indonesia.”

Anas Mallick is an international journalist who has been working as a field reporter for 7+ years now. With a focus on diplomacy, militancy, and conflict, Mallick's expertise involve Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan. He tweets at @AnasMallick


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