Lucknow-born Sindh Governor passes away in Karachi

Islamabad, Jan 11 (IANS) Pakistan’s provincial Governor of Sindh, Justice (retd.) Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui, passed away in Karachi on Wednesday, according to a Governor House spokesman.

Siddiqui suffered poor health and was hospitalised days after he was sworn in as the 31st Governor of Sindh in November 2016.

Born in Lucknow, India, on December 1, 1938, Siddiqui’s family migrated to then East Pakistan after Partition.

He acquired his early education from Dhaka and then moved to Karachi, then capital of Pakistan.

Siddiqui was among the candidates aspiring for the post of President in 2003 and 2008.