Governor Sindh Saeed uz Zaman Siddiqui dead at 79
KARACHI (JAN 11, 2017): Sindh Governor and former chief justice of Pakistan Justice (Retd.) Saeed uz Zaman Siddiqui died after prolonged illness, confirmed spokesperson of the governor house today. He was 79.
According to a family member, Siddiqui was facing asthma problem and was taken to a private hospital where he breathed his last.
Siddiqui, who succeeded former governor Dr Ishratul Ebad Khan, was appointed as the 31st governor of the province on November 9, 2016.
Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui was the 15th Chief Justice of Pakistan and the 31st Governor of Sindh. #RestInPeace
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Governor Sindh Saeed uz Zaman Siddiqui hospitalised
KARACHI: ‘Newly-appointed’ Governor Sindh Justice (retd) Saeed uz Zaman Siddiqui has been admitted to a private hospital after his health deteriorated on Sunday night.
According to a family member, Siddiqui reportedly suffered severe breathing problems after which he was rushed to a private hospital in Clifton. He was shifted to the intensive care unit (ICU) where doctors will monitor him for the next 24 hours.
“Due to the weak health of the governor, he is expected to stay there for a few days,” he said.
Governor House Spokesman said that Siddiqui was admitted after suffering a chest infection, and will be in hospital for one day. He said the governor’s condition has improved and is out of danger.
Siddiqui took oath as the 30th Governor of Sindh on Friday, replacing Dr. Ishrat-ul-Ibad who held the position for over fourteen years.
However, there were doubts raised over the health of the frail governor and whether he would be able to handle the responsibilities. A petition had also been filed in the Lahore High Court over the appointment.
The governor also postponed his visit to the mausoleum of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah after oath taking ceremony due to indisposition.