Makhdoom Amin Fahim, a senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader died early on Saturday. 76-year-old Fahim was diagnosed with blood cancer and had been in a critical condition for quite some time. He recently came back to Pakistan after having undergone a lump surgery in Berlin, Germany. Previously in October, he was taken to Boston for an operation however the doctors stated that his condition did not permit a surgery. After his surgery in Berlin, he was flown to London where he remained under post-surgery treatment. After his release from London, he was flown to Dubai before eventually arriving in Karachi. Makhdoom Amin Fahim was a member of the National Assembly from NA-218.
Soon after the news of his demise, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif expressed his grief in a statement issued by the Prime Minister House. Several leaders from around the country expressed their condolences to the family of the departed. Makhdoom Amin Fahim was born on 4th August in 1939 in Hala, Sindh. He inherited PPP’s politics from his father Makhdoom Mohammad Zaman. He also served as a trusted aide of PPP’s former chief, Benaziar Bhutto. After graduating from Sindh University in 1961 he won his first National Assembly seat in 1970. Makhdoom Amin Fahim was a successful politician having made to the House a grand total of seven times. He served as various ministers during his time in the government. From 1988 to 1990, he served as the Federal Minister of Communication while between 1994 and 1996, he served as Minister of Housing and Public Works. During the two terms of Benazir Bhutto, he served as Federal Minister for Commerce.
After the assassination of Benazir, Fahim was almost pushed to invisibility by Asif Ali Zardari. He has been loyal to PPP all his life, and was a valuable asset to the family. May he rest in peace.You can follow us on Facebook, Twitter, or Google+ for more updates. Otherwise fill in the subscription box above, or subscribe to our RSS Feed.