KARACHI: PPP Member of Provincial Assembly (MPA) Jamil Ahmed Bhurgari passed away in Karachi early Monday morning. He was 63.
Jameel, elected from PS-67 (Mirpurkhas-cum-Umerkot- Old Mirpur Khas-IV) constituency of Sindh province, died of heart failure early this morning. He had defeated his rival Mir Janullah Khan Talpur, a PML-F candidate in May 2013 general elections.
"The sitting MPA breathed his last at his house in Karachi a few hours before he was scheduled to fly to the United States (US) for cancer treatment, as he was suffering from the disease for quite some time," a close relative, Nadeem Sagir Bhurgari, told Dawn.
Bhurgari belonged to the political family of Bhurgaris of Mirpurkhas district and was born on February 21, 1952 in the house of the known landlord Raees Ghulam Mustafa Bhurgari.
He was one of the members of standing committee on forests,wildlife and environment and works and services.
Jameel is survived by behind one son, two daughters and a widow.
According to the family sources, the politician will be laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in village Mohammad Hashim Bhurgari near Kot Ghulam Mohammad this evening.