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Ayaz Soomro’s funeral to be held in Larkana today

KARACHI – Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader, Ayaz Soomro’s funeral will be held in Larkana today at the Municipal Stadium.

Member of the National Assembly and former Sindh law minister, Soomro passed away in New York after a protracted illness earlier this week. He was 60 years old.

His body was shifted to Karachi earlier today. Chief Minister Sindh, his cabinet members and PPP leaders will attend the funeral prayers at Municipal Stadium. Soomro will be laid to rest in his ancestral graveyard in Kamber Shahdadkot district.

According to his family members, Ayaz was suffering from heart and kidney problems for a long time and passed away from cardiac arrest on Tuesday morning.

He started his political career as a student leader during Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s time and went to jail many times during the Movement for Restoration of Democracy (MRD).

A lawyer by profession, Soomro served many times as the president of the Larkana Bar Association. PPP appointed him many times as the Larkana division president and he remained a long-serving president till the party dissolved the provincial body in April 2016.

In parliamentary politics, PPP allotted Soomro a provincial assembly seat in 2002 and he played an important role while sitting on the opposition benches till 2007. In 2008, he again contested the provincial election from Larkana and won the seat. The PPP government appointed him as the law minister with other additional portfolios.

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