High-level PPP leader and former senator Rehman Malik died in Islamabad on Wednesday of coronavirus-related complications, his spokesman Riaz Ali Turi confirmed. He was 70 years old.
‘ said the former Interior Minister. [and] “PPP’s senior leader Abdul Lehman Malik has passed away,” he tweeted.
Earlier this month, Malik was put on a ventilator after his health deteriorated from complications related to COVID-19.
Malik tested positive for coronavirus in January. His spokesman at the time said the former senator’s condition deteriorated and he was initially transferred to the intensive care unit at a private hospital in Islamabad. However, his condition continued to deteriorate and doctors installed a ventilator on February 1.
A spokesperson said the virus affected Malik’s lungs and the former senator complained of breathing problems after contracting Covid.
Condolences poured out over Malik’s death from the faithful of the PPP and political leaders of other parties.
PPP Senator Saleem Mandviwalla said he was “deeply saddened” at the news, praising his former colleague as “a good man and an amazing politician.”
He added, “The death of Rehman Malik is a great loss to the country’s politics. The void resulting from the death of Rehman Malik can never be filled,” he added, adding that his service to the PPP will always be remembered.
“I am deeply saddened by the passing of former Interior Minister Lehmann Malik,” Ahsan Iqbal, senior PML-N’s senior representative, tweeted.
Sindh Provincial Authority Minister Syed Nasir Hussain Shah said Malik was a great leader and paid his condolences to the family of the deceased.
Follow us for more.