Senior PPP leader Makhdoom Amin Fahim passes away in Karachi

Senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Amin Fahim passed away early Saturday morning, aged 76. He had been battling blood cancer. Fahim passed away in a local hospital in Karachi.

Fahim, who had been under intensive care treatment in Dubai for his cancer, returned to Pakistan last month. He was flown to Karachi in an air-ambulance, was shifted to a private hospital located in Defence Housing Authority.

He had been diagnosed with cancer a few months back, after which he flew to Germany for an unsuccessful lump surgery. He was then treated in a Boston hospital in United States, but his condition had increasingly deteriorated. He then went through post-surgery treatment in London, after which he shifted to Dubai.

Fahim, a veteran politician, started his political activism in 1970, successfully contesting in the 1970 general elections. He was a close ally of Benazir Bhutto during the 1990s. After being successful n the 2008 general elections, he notably stepped down from the PM candidacy for Yousaf Raza Gillani.

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