Senior Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leader Amin Fahim passed away early Saturday morning, aged 76. He had been battling blood cancer. Fahim passed away in a local hospital in Karachi.
Fahim, who had been under intensive care treatment in Dubai for his cancer, returned to Pakistan last month. He was flown to Karachi in an air-ambulance, was shifted to a private hospital located in Defence Housing Authority.
He had been diagnosed with cancer a few months back, after which he flew to Germany for an unsuccessful lump surgery. He was then treated in a Boston hospital in United States, but his condition had increasingly deteriorated. He then went through post-surgery treatment in London, after which he shifted to Dubai.
Fahim, a veteran politician, started his political activism in 1970, successfully contesting in the 1970 general elections. He was a close ally of Benazir Bhutto during the 1990s. After being successful n the 2008 general elections, he notably stepped down from the PM candidacy for Yousaf Raza Gillani.