He suffered a brain haemorrhage last week
Usman Khan Kakar, a former senator of the Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party, has passed away in Karachi, a party spokesperson confirmed Monday. He was 59 years old.
He was taken to a Karachi hospital from Quetta after he suffered a brain haemorrhage last week.
His death was also confirmed by Balochistan government spokesman Liaquat Shahwani too. “Lala, you will be missed,” Shahwani said on Twitter.
He was born in Muslim Bagh tehsil of Balochistan’s Killa Saifullah on July 21, 1961. Kakar received his primary and secondary education in Khuzdar and then studied law. He even completed his Master’s in economics.
Kakar served as an important member of the Pashtunkhwa Students Organisation in 1977 and was appointed provincial president of PKMAP three times.
He contested the 2002 and 2013 elections on a KP assembly seat but could not win. He remained a senator from 2015 to 2021.
The former senator was also the provincial convener of the All Parties Democratic Movement.
He leaves behind a widow and six children. Kakar will be laid to rest in Muslim Bagh.