KARACHI: Sindh Governor Justice (retd) Saeeduzzaman Siddiqui Wednesday passed away at the age of 78, Samaa reported.
According to our correspondent, following chest pain, Siddiqui was taken to South City Hospital, where he breathed his last.
The 31st governor of Sindh had taken oath on November 11, 2016 replacing Dr Ishratul Ebad. He was admitted to hospital on the same day.
He got discharged on December 15 from the hospital after intensive care unit (ICU) was set up in the Governor House.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and President Mamnoon Hussain have expressed profound grief over the demise of the governor.
Sharif said Siddiqui's services will be remembered for the supremacy of the law and the constitution.
He said Siddiqui had never compromised over principles and always confronted non-democratic characters.
Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari also expressed grief over death of the governor.
"PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari expresses grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Governor Sindh Saeed U Zaman Sidiqi," the party's media cell said in a statement.
Siddiqui was the Chief Justice of Pakistan when the 1999 military coup was staged by General Pervez Musharraf.
He refused to take a new oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO) saying that: "Taking an oath under the PCO, in my opinion, will be a deviation from the oath I had taken to defend the constitution of 1973". -Samaa
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Story first published: 11th January 2017