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JSQM Chief Bashir Qureshi passes away


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JSQM rejected the cardiac arrest as the cause of their chief’s death and demanded the thorough investigation. — Photo by AFP

KARACHI: Jaey Sindh Qaumi Mahaz (JSQM) Chief Bashir Qureshi passed away last night in Sakrand, Nawabshah. The Sindhi nationalist leader will be laid to rest on Saturday in Rato Dero, DawnNews reported.

According to reports, Qureshi was on his way to attend a ceremony in Khairpur when, on reaching Shaheed Benazirabad district, he felt chest pain and was rushed to a private hospital. The cause was his death was reported to be cardiac arrest.

JSQM has announced a three-day mourning throughout Sindh over Qureshi’s death.

Moreover, the party has rejected cardiac arrest as the cause of their chief’s demise, demanding a thorough investigation into his mysterious death.

The 53-year old leader was born in Rato Dero. Party workers have regarded Qureshi’s death as a major setback for the Sindhi nationalist movement. The deceased is survived by a wife and eight children.

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Aijaz Solangi Apr 08, 2012 12:20am
He was the brave son of Sindh, who fought for the fundamental rights of people Sindh and never compromised with establishment. Always raised the burning issues of Sindh and tried best through his wise leadership to resolve the issues.... May Allah rest his soul with eternal peace and give patience to all of his followers/relatives.
umar Apr 08, 2012 12:29am
Aey Allah, Inna Lillah wa inna illaih Raejaoon.
Saeed Ahmed Apr 07, 2012 04:26pm
I hope may God Bless Him in Heaven and give Him Best Place in Jannat No dought there is great space after his death He is true lover of sindh...........
Baboo Shaikh Apr 07, 2012 04:34pm
I shocked and grief stricken to learn of sudden loss of our beloved brave brother Bashir Khan, Sincerity and Support was his commitment, Nation have a big loss who lost such a great intelectual. One of the most active proponents of justices for minorities. He inspired the people who came in contact with him. With his passing away we have lost a great man. He will be sorely missed by all of us. He was an eloquent politician of human rights. Our Respectful Salute for such a unforgetable legend Bashir Khan will remain alive. I would like to extend my heartfelt and deepest condolences to the family and followers on the bereavement caused by the untimely death of Bashir Khan. Inna Lillahe wa Inna Ilahe Rajeoon. His absence will be felt for a long time to come. Nation wide prayer in this regard is requested. May his soul be the blessed by Allah and be placed in Jannatul Firdaus among the learned and the pious.
ashraf Apr 08, 2012 12:53am
very sad news we heard in morning..
Ghulam Sarwar Rind Apr 07, 2012 04:37pm
Very very sad to hear sudden death of Bashir Qurashi May Allah rest his soul in peace. Sindh will always remember him as great person
qasim ali Apr 07, 2012 04:48pm
This is time, that peoples of Sindh should be united. Mushroom of nationlist parties in Sindh should be stoped. There should be one voice about the casuse Sindhi Culture and Sindhi people. A man may come and man may go but the sindh will remain for ever so save sindh throuth faith, unity and discilpine. Rind
Shahzad Hassan Apr 07, 2012 07:02pm
Today we lost another our nationalist Bashir Khan Qureshi, Today afternoon when i was coming from my job in Melbourne i turn on my lap top when i open sindhi news paper there was first heading of bashir khan qureshi when i read this news. my mind totally went out of control and i was shouting and i was asking to Allah that why this is always happen to us and what else we did wrong and for that you are giving us punishment, ohhh God please keep us under in your mercy. Thanks to all Jeay sindh
Mirza Apr 08, 2012 01:15am
Dont forget that he masterminded the killings of hundreds of innocent people in Hyderabad ij the 89-90's. May God rest his soul.
Imdad Qazi Apr 07, 2012 06:09pm
Although we do not believe in his theory & Mission but his death shocked us. After the death of G.M Syed he organized many divided groups of Jeay Sindh & wrote the history of Sindhi Nationalism. he was great leader among all Nationalists. he respected every Party / Group/ Individual even his enemies. his commencements is lesson of all Ideological Workers of any Political party. Hope that His Party workers will save their organization as he saved it after the Death of G. M. Syed.
D k Soomro Apr 08, 2012 02:34am
Today i am using internet, writting in english and if i m on good position and calling myself SINDHI without any fear becuase of Him (BASHIR KHAN ) was one of those person who survived. otherwise they (enemies) tried their best to snatch every thing from us even our identity... If concept of heaven is truth then he must be in heaven..
Yaqub khaskheli Apr 08, 2012 01:23am
Yes he is brave son of Sindh,we lost him,but I think we gain some things from him and God giving us more and more braveness,We are improving as a Nation and being strength,Unity and every child will prepare for struggle.God will give us another brave man,it will be continuously.
Adil Jadoon Apr 08, 2012 01:28am
Sad that someone died but I have no respect for people whose politics is based on hatred and division. I don't know much about him but JSQM is certainly not a group of decent people.
Haider Shaikh Apr 07, 2012 06:07pm
We may disagree with his philosophy, but he could be a binding force for Sindhis. His recent rally in Karachi was a ray of hope where thousands of Sindhis responded to his call in a positive manner.It was a political reawakening of Sindhis to get united under one banner in Karachi to protect their rights and their centuries-old culture. With his death, it seems the dream has died out. May Allah (SWT) bless his soul. amen!
ghulam shah Apr 07, 2012 08:23pm
he was a brave leader.
Chandio Abdus Sattar Apr 07, 2012 06:11pm
To Him we belong to and to Him shall we return ! May Allah bless his soul and give patience to his loved ones. With his demise, Sindh has lost a GREAT son who kept the cause of Sindh always supreme. A red Salute to him.
Sandesh Apr 07, 2012 07:39pm
He lost his life when he was rising :-(((((((((((((((((9999
Rajpar Apr 07, 2012 07:39pm
A tragic, sudden and a death one does not believe in, how shocking it is to know that Bashir Qureshi is no more with us, his political life was phenamenonal, his political activism and work is unmatched, thought people like me, who never supported his political movement or idealogy, but we did keenly observed who he was able to influence youth, mobilize them and politicize society on the whole. The fact that several break away groups always accused him for doing wrongs with in the party, but he proved him self and his party the main and the lead party among all factions of Jeay Sindh Movement in Sindh. Political impact of his struggle is quite visible, the fact that he had the power to brings thousands of youth on streets, and be a big voice on issues of justice for Sindh. Bashir Qureshi's death is mourned today across the political divide. i have am impression that he enjoyed more respect and fame among youth than any other political leader in contemporary Sindh, not event PPP could have brought youth into kind of activism that he did. of course a massive effort must have gone into the mobilization that he did.
Dr Hyder Ally Talpur Apr 07, 2012 07:46pm
another son of soil of Sindh disposed,an other voice of Sindh quietened.The late Bashir Qureshi had produced many enemies in the rank and file of stablishment and the ruling elite and their allies with his fiery and eloquent speech about the ownership of Sindh and the plight of Sindhis on March 23rd.He produced animosity with Karachi Mafia and ruling PPP who are both plundering the resources of Sindh and filling their coffers with the money of poverty ridden people of Sindh.He will be remembered with honesty and integerity he should towards the innocent and down trodden Sindhis and we hope his legacy continues to haunt the ruling elite and Karachi mafia who would gain most from his untimely death.May Allah bless his soul and may he rest in peace.May Allah give his wife,children and brothers and sisters Sabar and Tahamal to bear this great loss. Dr Hyder Ally Talpur,Stoke-on-Trent ,UK
Pirzado Azhar Ayaz F Apr 07, 2012 07:51pm
This is very sad news. He will be remembered as an important character of struggle and a strong source of inspiration to sindhis.
ali jan tunio Apr 07, 2012 06:51pm
he was brave man,he brought sindhi nationalist movement in mainstream.jeay sindh
shazia soomro Apr 07, 2012 04:04pm
very sad at last timing was 4oclock my frd was texted me shazia today u don't go nto university because the death of jsqm chairman bashir khan quershi ,when i was read my frd text in celfn i was wonder and till half an hour i was quiet selienty and feeling very bad he was such a great person , leader , nationalist and i like his personality may allah bless his soul and peace . he was a great nationalist and always done hardworking for sindhi community he is always live my heart . allah sain will give late bashir quershi place in heaven by ; shazia soomro
waqasmangisukkur Apr 07, 2012 03:59pm
Saifullah Shaikh Apr 07, 2012 10:46pm
He has passed away in a mysterious way and remind us the tragic loss of Palestine leader Yasser Arafat for his long continued struggle for the people of Palestine.Similarly Bashir Khan Qureshi proved himself a Symbol of Sindhi Natinalist movement for Poor Sindhis.It is time for all Sindhis to unite for their legitimate Rights and re-organize under one banner/umbrella in order to continue Bashir,s Legacy and struggle till Sindhis achieve their Goal of" Right of self-determination".May Allah reward him Paradise and eternal peace,Ameen. Saif AL USA.
Imtiaz Apr 07, 2012 06:36pm
"Sindhi, Mohajir, Punjabi, Balochi & Pathan". These people are still making fool of us by using Divide & Conquer strategy of Imperialists. We are just muslims & these nationalities are just for identification & nothing else. The only way to remove this hatred among us is to Move Towards Islam & Do Justice among all our brothers & provinces. "In taza khudaon mein bada sabsay watan hai; Jo pairahan iska hai, voh mazhab ka kafan hai (Of all the new false gods, the biggest is the motherland (watan); The garment of this idea is actually the death-shroud of religion)" Allama Mohammad Iqbal
Abdul Wahid Apr 07, 2012 02:51pm
Very sad. Inna Lillah wa Inna Ilaih Rajeoon
Razzaq Apr 07, 2012 10:31pm
Where were all these so called sons of the soil and nationalist leaders at the time of the partition (1947) ?
observer (UK) Apr 07, 2012 10:29am
Very sad. Inna Lillah wa Inna Ilaih Rajeoon
Ali Kalhoro Apr 07, 2012 10:09pm
I am very sad today! We may differ from his idelology but we cannot differ from his struggle for sindhi people. He always talked about sindh meaning he was talking about me.Hope we sindhies will unite one day and will raise ourselves above any political party because people who is looting us and hate us are doing it just because we are sindhi. RED SALUTE to bashir Qureshi from sindhies in Canada. May Allah bless his soul and may Allah bless my motherland, my Sindh...RIP Bahir Qureshi....
Jalbani Baloch Apr 07, 2012 10:52am
Sindh is in tears on the sudden and untimely death of Bashir Khan Qureshi, who was a staunch nationalist and true followers of Sain GM Sayed's legacy. His death is a strong blow to the national movement of Sindh, and gap can be hardly filled. He donated his entire life for the cause of Sindh and Sindhi people, and I am sure Sindhis will keep him alive in their hearts and will carry on his struggle, until Sindhi regains her lost glory.
azmul90 Apr 07, 2012 11:04am
He was one of the main-stream Nationalist and had a very proud past. Sindh will always miss this Leader. Hats off to Bashir Qureshi
azmul90 Apr 07, 2012 11:07am
He was a mainstream Nationalist and a great person. Sindh will always remember him and his contributions. Hats off to Bashir Ahmed Qureshi.
hafeezan wadhio Apr 07, 2012 08:34pm
unfortunatly , we sindhi are unlucky after shaheed Benazir Bhutto martyrdam, he was the great leader of Sindh, It's a great loss for sindhi nation and for his family.
ahsan Apr 07, 2012 07:12pm
Why everybody is talking about Sindh, Punjab, Baluchistan, NWFP. What the hell is this? Nobody talking about Pakistan. Isn't it pity and shameful for all of us. Every politician in Pakistan is corrupt and that's the truth
darwvisa Apr 07, 2012 06:00pm
You are 100% percent right . this should be investigated by the supervision of chief justice of pakistan
JANI Apr 07, 2012 11:26am
Bashir Qureshi was a great man and true leader of Sindh. He struggled long time for rights of Sindh 7 Sindhi people. Really it is very sad news for me and Sindhi nation but it is reality that every human has to die. I pray for Bashir Khan Qureshi May Allah rest his soul in peace in Janat and award him high rank in Janat and offer Sabr to his family & followers. Ameen
Dr Soomro, USA Apr 07, 2012 09:32pm
It is a tragic news. We lost a great sindhi leader. May Allah rest his soul in peace.
amanullah khoso Apr 07, 2012 12:55pm
such a great leader of sindh. And he is a main pillar of sindh. there is big blank creates in sindh. may Allah rest his soul in peace.
aqeel ahmed Apr 07, 2012 11:41am
very sad news for sindh may Allah rest his soul in peace
educated sindhi Apr 07, 2012 11:50am
opds in civil hospital have been forced closed by jsqm , you people cant learn from this death , and still troubling patients and taking theirs bud duas , aren't the lives of patients important !!!
irfan ali Apr 07, 2012 11:54am
Sindh is in tears on the sudden and untimely death of Bashir Khan Qureshi Very sad. Inna Lillah wa Inna Ilaih Rajeoon
Dr.Kamar Afghan-Lond Apr 07, 2012 01:26pm
Dr.Kamar Afghan says On the shocking news of Bashir Qureshi's death ,this could be a sad blow to the Sindhi nationalist movement.It is high time that these clusters of Sindhi nationalists get to-gether and plan a line of action and fight for the rights of Sindhi nation. Every household seem to be a political party and its head as a leader of the party.How long this could go on.All these clusters talk about the same thing then what is the reason ? why can't they get united and fight on one point agenda which has been to save Sindh from alien cultures taking control of our land and its resources which have been taken away and denied to us by the so-called colonials from outside.I sincerely hope that common sense will prevail as the time is too short.for the people of Sindh
Shree Apr 07, 2012 12:04pm
I think all these political killings are influenced by Pak Army to remove radical elements in Pakistan, who are against Pakistan democracy. It should be done, if Pakistan wants to survive another split and curb interstate terrorism. This is good time to clean up non aligned forces to Pakistan's democracy
Hussain Bux Apr 07, 2012 12:11pm
Very sad. Inna Lillah wa Inna Ilaih Rajeoon
Dr:Abdul Qadeer Memo Apr 07, 2012 01:11pm
Inna Lillah wa Inna Ilaih Rajeoon Allah give him eternal peace .Aameen
Mairaj Soomro Apr 07, 2012 08:18pm
very sad May Allah rest his soul we love him
Ayman Apr 07, 2012 12:26pm
On behalf of all Sindhi community living in UAE, it is saddened with deep sorrow to hear a tragic news about demise of our Lovely National Leader and Brother Bashir Khan Qureshi, May Allah Bless his soul in peace
Usman Lashari (Gulsh Apr 07, 2012 12:42pm
Very Sad!!!, No doubt he was great man but everyone has to leave this place sooner or later May Allah give patience to his family and followers.
s Apr 08, 2012 07:20am
I put Religon and these radical nationalist in same page. But , loss of life is always dire moment for family and love one.
A. Latif Chandio Apr 08, 2012 01:03pm
My dear brother Mr Ahsan, Every body should respect your views, but please take note that Sindh, Punjab, Baluchistan And KP all are part of Pakistan, if some one discuss sindh or pubjab there is no harm at all as it belongs to our great country Pakistan. When we all accommodate each others point of view with open heart and harmony it will create understanding in between people of all provinces that may help to focusing the real issues of people. Regards
A. Latif Chandio Apr 08, 2012 12:45pm
Great loss of an experienced leader and visionary politician of Sindh. People of Sindh will remember him for a long time. I pay tributes to a sincier and brave leader. From: A. latif Chandi Karachi
Ali Gohar Apr 09, 2012 12:29am
dr ali gohar mangi a great loss of sindhi nation allah taala rest his soul
Shahnawaz Apr 09, 2012 04:10pm
SINDH makes brave son for care of Homeland every time " Bashir Khan Qureshi is the son of soil"
Sohail Ansari Apr 10, 2012 06:42am
The truth of the matter is that, Pakistan has failed to represent these orginal nations in all aspects of life... Pakistan is not holier then the peoples struggle for thier geniune Human Rights... Something the establishement of Pakistan and its supports have failed to understand!
jabbar mirali Apr 10, 2012 10:24pm
very sad, Allah us ko jannat ul firdous men jagah atta farmae.
Farman Ali Apr 10, 2012 02:08pm
Bashir Khan is really son of soil.
Khalid Kalwar Apr 12, 2012 01:14pm
He is the really hero of sindh, i must want to say that MEDIA roll in all life or after death if Bashir qureshi is really ridicules, the Urdu & English media is not focus on Sindhi's & one day it makes reason of great loss for Pakistan,
Tauseef Apr 11, 2012 10:54am
Allah talla un ki maghfirat farmaye.AAmeen
ali samejo Apr 12, 2012 09:28pm
Very Sad!!!, No doubt he was great man but everyone has to leave this place sooner or later May Allah give patience to his family"
Abdul Majid Markhian Apr 14, 2012 05:41pm
I am don't forget Mr.basher khan Qureshi, he is great lead of Sindhi people,he has nice thinking and sincere to poor people sindhi.