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Governor Sindh Saeed-u-Zaman Siddiqui Dies

Governor Sindh Saeed-u-Zaman Siddiqui Dies
January 11, 2017

PESHAWAR, 11 January: Governor Sindh, Justice(R) Saeed-u-Zaman Siddiqui died on Wednesday at the age of 78, a spokesman of the Governor’s House, Sindh said.

Justice Saeed-u-Zaman Siddiqui, who remained Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, was appointed as the 21st governor of Sindh on November 11, 2016 replacing Ishrat-ul-Ibad who served the office for almost 15 years.

Only a week after assuming his new responsibilities, he was admitted in hospital after his condition was deteriorated.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other political leaders have expressed condolences over the death of Justice Saeed-u-Zaman Siddiqui.

The late governor was the Chief Justice of Pakistan when General retired Pervez Musharraf toppled the Nawaz Sharif’s government on Oct 12, 1999. He defied Musharraf’s orders and refused to take a fresh oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO). He served on the post from July 01, 1999 to January 25, 2000.

He was born in Lucknow before partition and educated from the University of Dhaka and University of Karachi.

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