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MQM founder Altaf Hussain’s sister Saira Aslam passes away in Karachi

Saira Aslam was admitted to the Darul Sehat Hospital a few days ago


MQM founder Altaf Hussain’s sister passes away in Karachi on Saturday, aged 80.

As being reported, Saira Aslam was admitted to the Darul Sehat Hospital in Karachi after her health deteriorated a few days ago.

She reportedly died after suffering a cardiac arrest. 

Saira Aslam has been inactive in politics since the MQM was split into two factions in 2016: MQM-London and MQM-Pakistan.

Saira, the older sister of MQM founder, used to be quite active in party politics following Altaf Hussain’s self-imposed exile in the UK since 1991.

According to the family sources,  Saira known as Saira Khatun was, underwent knee surgery a few days ago and was recuperating at home.

On Friday, her condition deteriorated and she was brought back to the Darul Sehat Hospital, where she breathed her last at around 2 pm on Saturday.


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Saman Siddiqui, A freelance journalist with a Master’s Degree in Mass Communication and MS in Peace and Conflict Studies. Associated with the media industry since 2006. Experience in various capacities including Program Host, Researcher, News Producer, Documentary Making, Voice Over, Content Writing Copy Editing, and Blogging, and currently associated with OyeYeah since 2018, working as an Editor.