Hasil Bizenjo passes away at 62 in Karachi
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Hasil Bizenjo passes away at 62 in Karachi

By Muhammad Rashid

KARACHI, Thursday, August 20, 2020 (WNP/DL): Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo, seasoned politician and veteran Baloch nationalist leader, Thursday died at the age of 62.

He was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Karachi, National Party Central Secretary General Jan Muhammad Buledi said.

He said Bizenjo was admitted to the hospital after his health deteriorated. The senator was diagnosed with lung cancer last year.

He remained chief of the National Party and was currently serving as an ideologue of the party.

Politicians, journalists and intellectuals expressed grief and sorrow at the senator’s passing.

Army Chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa also expressed grief over his demise and extended condolences to the senator’s family and friends, according to a tweet by the DG ISPR.

Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) president Sardar Akhtar Mengal shared his condolences in a tweet.

Leader of Opposition in National Assembly and PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif in a tweet said he was “shocked and saddened” by the news of Bizenjo’s death.

“As a distinguished politician from Balochistan, he represented the voice of the people of his province & stood for progressive & rule-based politics.”

PPP chairperson Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari described his death as “a great loss to the country, its democratic forces and Balochistan”.

“Bizenjo remained in the forefront in the struggle for supremacy of the Constitution and strengthening of democracy” and was “a strong voice against injustices to Balochistan”, Bilawal said in a statement.

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