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KHUZDAR: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Senator Agha Shahbaz Durrani passed away in Khuzdar due to cardiac arrest on Sunday. He was around 45.

He was brother-in-Law of Balochistan Chief Minister Nawab Sanaullah Zehri, brother of Agha Shakeel Durrani, chairman of the Khuzdar District Council, and son-in-law of Amanullah Gichki, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Oman.

Shahbaz Durrani was elected senator on the ticket of the PML-N in 2015.

Family sources said that Shahbaz Durrani had come to Khuzdar from Quetta on Saturday to celebrate Eid with the family. He suffered a heart attack while sitting in his home. Relatives took him to hospital but he died before reaching there.

The funeral prayer of the senator was offered in Khuzdar and attended by, among others, Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo, Balochistan Finance Minister Sardar Aslam Bizenjo, Commissioner of Kalat division Mohammad Hashim Ghilzai and Deputy Commissioner Sohail-ur-Rehman Baloch.

Nawab Zehri could not attend the funeral because he is in Saudi Arabia to perform Umra.

Later, Shahbaz Durrani was buried in his family graveyard.

Published in Dawn, June 25th, 2017