Jam Mohammad Yousuf. – File Photo

ISLAMABAD: Former chief minister Balochistan Jam Mohammad Yousuf passed away early Sunday due to cardiac arrest at the age of 59 in Islamabad, DawnNews reported.

He had served as chief minister of Balochistan province between 2002 and 2007 and was a member of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q).

The former CM was suffering from diabetes and blood pressure diseases and was shifted to PIMS hospital due to a heart attack. However, he succumbed to his disease before getting medical attention.

Yousuf was born in 1954 and belonged to the famous Jam family of Lasbela. He also served as federal minister for water and power, railways and senior minister of Balochistan.

Jam Yousuf was the provincial president of the PML-Q since 2002 and was the federal minister for privatisation after getting elected as a MNA in 2008 elections from Lasbela, Balochistan.

President Asif Ali Zardari, Prime Minster Raja Pervez Ashraf and MQM chief Altaf Hussain among other political leaders of the country have lamented the demise of the former CM.

The body of the deceased was shifted from Karachi to Islamabad via a c-130 plane from where it was taken via a helicopter to his native hometown of Lasbela for burial.

Updated Feb 02, 2013 08:32pm

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Riaz
Feb 03, 2013 08:41am
My heartfelt condolences
sharjeel
Feb 03, 2013 10:16am
In the above article regarding the death of Jam Mohammad Yousuf, please correct the last paragraph " The body of the deceased was shifted from Karachi to Islamabad via a c-130 plane from where it was taken via a helicopter to his native hometown of Lasbela for burial." His body was shifted from Islamabad to Karachi not from Karachi to Islamabad. Thanks, Sharjeel
Sikander Abbasi
Feb 02, 2013 08:52pm
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna illaehi RajiUnn
Zain
Feb 02, 2013 09:50pm
inalila he wa ina ilhaye rajeoon
Mahmood
Feb 02, 2013 09:53pm
R.I.P.
ArshadArshi Lasbela
Feb 03, 2013 03:39am
May Allah rest his soul in peace.Deceased has left vacume in whole Lasbela ,
Baber Khan
Feb 03, 2013 05:14am
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna illaehi RajiUnn. May Allah have mercy on him and his soul rests in Jannah.