Amin Fahim passed away due to cancer at the age of seventy-six. Funeral prayers of the deceased PPP leader were offered after Asr prayers in his native city Hala, which were attended by senior politicians, relatives and a large number of general people.
He was laid to rest amid tears and sobs.
Soon after his demise, condolence messages from fellow party leaders and supporters started pouring in.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and PPP co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari expressed grief over the demise of Fahim
Makhdoom Amin Fahim had went abroad for treatment of blood cancer, but had recently returned to the country via an air ambulance. He was hospitalized in Karachi at a private hospital and was said to be in critical condition.
Amin Fahim was a veteran politician and one of the most seasoned politicians from the PPP’s cadre. From 1977 to 2013, Amin Fahim became a Member of the National Assembly 8 times. He was also the spiritual leader of the Sarwari Jamaat.
The death of makhdoom Amin faheem is the loss of PPP and Pakistan. He was the symbol of sincerity & loyalty . pic.twitter.com/AePL3rx0ca
— sharjeel inam memon (@sharjeelinam) November 21, 2015
A sad loss. May Allah grant him highest place in jannat. Makhdoom Sb you leave behind a legacy & a huge void. pic.twitter.com/OeqSmv2MWG
— Sharmila faruqi (@sharmilafaruqi) November 21, 2015
— Profile —
Amin Fahim was born on 4 August, 1939 in Sindh’s city of Hala. He belonged to an influential family of Sindh. His father Makhdoom Muhammad Zaman Talib-ul-Mola was the custodian of the spiritual seat of Makhdoom Nooh shrine in Hala. Amin Fahim was one of the closest confidants of ex-Prime Minister and slain PPP leader Benazir Bhutto. He was Benazir’s key advisor during General Musharraf’s era, when Benazir had left the country and was living in a self-imposed exile. He remained chairman of Pakistan People’s Party-Parliamentarians.
Amin Fahim was a product of Pakistan’s democratic system and among the most senior politicians of the PPP. He first became a Member of the National Assembly during 70s in the last century and was elected to the Parliament for eight times. According to hearsay, when General Musharraf had seized power from Nawaz Sharif, Amin Fahim was offered the slot of Prime Minister by the military ruler but Fahim had declined to accept the offer.
During the PPP’s different stints in power, Amin Fahim held several Federal Ministerial positions. in 2008, he was appointed as the Federal Minister of Commerce.
— Twitter reacts to Amin Fahim’s demise —
Makhdoom Amin fahim breathed his last. May Allah grant him the highest place in Jannah
— Asma Khalid (@Asma_Khalid_) November 21, 2015
I offer heartfelt condolences to the family of Makhdoom Amin Fahim. May his soul rest in peace. Ameen. — Siraj ul Haq (@SirajOfficial) November 21, 2015
Condolences to the family of Makhdoom Amin Fahim – he was the quiet steadfast face of PPP when the leadership was in exile.
— Shireen Mazari (@ShireenMazari1) November 21, 2015
A true stalwart. Makhdoom Amin Fahim. May Allah bless the departed soul. Amen. — Osman Saifullah Khan (@OsmanSaifullahK) November 21, 2015
Can’t believe Makhdoom Amin Fahim shb is not with us. He was no doubt the most humble person I’ve ever https://t.co/eqTddJjsni
— Kasim Gilani (@KasimGillani) November 21, 2015
Makhdoom Amin Fahim passed away in Karachi. Big loss to PPP and Pakistan. He’s the only MNA who had never lost an election since 70s. RIP! — Samad Khurram (@SamadK) November 21, 2015
I recollect Makhdoom Amin Fahim as a kind man with no unnecessary airs about himself. May his soul rest in peace in the best of Heavens.Amen
— MasoodSharif Khattak (@MSharifKhattak) November 21, 2015
Sad news Makhdoom Amin Fahim passed away. May GOD rest his soul in peace. Ameen. — Maiza Hameed (@MaizaHameed) November 21, 2015
I’m very sad to learn of the passing away of Makhdoom Amin Fahim. My Allah grant him Janat al firdous. Ameen pic.twitter.com/vQNHmCxGPd
— Zeeshan Shah (@zeeshan_shah_dc) November 21, 2015
— Jimmy (@A_Rizvi110) November 21, 2015
Makhdoom Amin Fahim has passed away. Condolences to his family, friends & PPP loyalists. — Muhammad (@AnjumKiani) November 21, 2015