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JSQM Chief Bashir Qureshi passes away

Published Apr 07, 2012 10:30am

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.