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PPP's Fauzia Wahab passes away

- June 17, 2012 - Updated 2013 PKT - From Web Edition

KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party's senior leader Fauzia Wahab passed away after remaining under treatment at a local hospital for three weeks on Sunday night.


Fauzia Wahab, 56, had undergone a gallbladder surgery at a local hospital but suffered serious post-operative complications, which proved fatal for the veteran politician.


She is survived by two sons and a daughter.


Her funeral prayer will be offered at Sultan Masjid in Defence Phase-4, Karachi after Zohar prayers on Monday the day after Shab-e-Miraj.


President Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani in their separate messages of condolence expressed heartfelt grief and sorrow over the Fauzia Wahab's demise.


"She died while fighting to strengthen democracy and democratic institutions," the President said.


PPP has announced 10-days mourning on the tragic demise of its senior leader.


Pakistan Muslim League-N President, Nawaz Sharif, expressed grief on Fauzia Wahab's death and prayed for eternal peace of the departed soul.


Babar Awan, talking to Geo News, expressed shock on the tragic news and sent condolences to the bereaved family.


Born in 1956, Fauzia Wahab was elected member of National Assembly from Sindh in general elections of 18 February 2008.


Personal Life:


She was the eldest of four children. She got married in 1978 with Wahab Siddiqui, a journalist and TV anchorman in political talk shows in later years on Pakistan Television.


Fauzia Wahab acted in Haseena Moin's drama serial 'Kohar' aired in 1991-92.


In February 1993, Wahab Siddiqui died of a massive heart attack and her life took a new turn. She then re-married prominent cardiologist Dr Athar Hussein.


Political career:


In 1994, the then Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto nominated Fauzia Wahab to become the Information Secretary of women's wing of the PPP in Sindh, a position Fauzia held till early 2002.


After the dissolution of the PPP government in November 1996, general elections were held in February 1997 in which she was nominated to contest the elections on NA-193, as a PPP candidate.


The PPP lost the elections and was confined to the opposition benches in the subsequent National Assembly.

Reader Comments
May Allah rest her soul in peace and jannah-tul-ferdous

Wow! Reading all the comments....almost all of them condemn her actions and are against her. Well I was never too fond of her. She was a poor speaker but made quite a lot of money but for who! left all behind for her children.

United Kingdom
Seeing the majority of the replies seems sindh is heading of bangla fate..............

May Allah rest in soul in peace' amin

ashfaq safi
Why wasn't our Fauzia apa not flown to Dubai and London for her surgery? why did she have to die of surgical mishap in a Karachi hospital? Zardari went to Dubai for medical check up. Nawaz went to London for heart check up, stress test. When jiyalas fly on PIA to Ghari Khuda Baksh, why couldn't PPP fly our Fauzia apa to Dubai or London for treatment?

I hated her... still do.. may her soul rest in peace... or not... dont care. !

May Allah rest her soul in peace and jannat-ul-ferdous

Abdul ghaffar
May Allah rest her soul in peace and jannah-tul-ferdous

Abdul ghaffar
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