Makhdoom Khaleeq-Uz-Zaman, a Former Member of the National Assembly, has passed away!

Makhdoom Khaleeq-uz-Zaman, a senior leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), died on Monday at the age of 73. During this time, he was being treated for diabetes, hypertension, and kidney problems at a private hospital in Karachi.

Makhdoom Khaleeq-Uz-Zaman, a Former Member of the National Assembly

The late PPP leader was a member of the illustrious political and spiritual Makhdoom family of Hala, which was well-known throughout the world. He was the younger brother of the late Makhdoom Amin Fahim, who served as a federal minister for a number of terms and was the leader of the Pakistan Peoples Party Parliamentarians during Benazir Bhutto's exile in the United States.

Khaleeq was also the uncle of Makhdoom Jameel-uz-Zaman, the current spiritual leader of the Sarwari Jamaat and Fahim's son, who is also known as Jameel-uz-Zaman.

The late PPP leader was a close political associate of former prime minister Benazir Bhutto and was a leader in the Movement for the Restoration of Democracy during the dictatorial regime of General Ziaul Haq. He died in a plane crash in Pakistan in 2007.

After a falling out with Benazir in the 1990s, Khaleeq sided with her brother, Mir Murtaza Bhutto, and the two became enemies. Following Murtaza's death, he remained largely inactive in the community.

Politics:

Khaleeq served as a member of the National Assembly and as a senator for the People's Progressive Party (PPP). His body will be laid to rest in his hometown. Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party, and Punjab Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah expressed their condolences and praised his contributions to Pakistani politics as a close associate of Benazir and a senior leader of the Peoples Party. Sindh Assembly Speaker Agha Siraj Khan Durrani, Sindh Minister of Information and Labor Saeed Ghani, Sindh Minister of Local Government Syed Nasir Hussain Shah, and Sindh Energy Minister Imtiaz Shaikh also sent their best wishes.






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