Rashid Rabbani, senior Pakistan Peoples Party leader, and Sindh Chief Minister’s special assistant passed away on Thursday in Karachi.
As being reported, he was admitted to a private hospital in Karachi and was on a ventilator for the past few days.
Senior PPP leader contracted coronavirus a few days ago and succumbed to complications caused by COVID-19.
Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah has expressed deep sorrow over Rabbani’s death and extended his condolences to his family, saying that he was one of the few who could be counted among late Benazir Bhutto’s closest associates.
“His services to democracy shall always be remembered,” Shah added.
PPP leadership has regarded his death as a great loss to Pakistani politics and shared condolence messages on social media.
Devastated to hear of #RashidRabbani’s passing just now. Colleague, comrade, friend, he was so much to so many of us in Karachi. Old guard #PPP, always full of enthusiasm, always ready for activism. Can’t imagine any activity in Karachi without him! #RIPRashidRabbani— SenatorSherryRehman (@sherryrehman) October 15, 2020
انا للہ وانا الیہ راجعون— Senator Saeed Ghani (@SaeedGhani1) October 15, 2020
ہمارے سینئر ساتھی راشد حسین ربانی بھی ہمیں چھوڑ گئے۔
منفرد شخصیت کے مالک، ہر وقت خوش رہنے والے ہمارے ہر دلعزیز بھائی، بزرگ جنکا کوئی نعم البدل نہیں ہوسکتا۔
راشد بھائی میں اب آپ جتنا مذاق کس سے کروں گا۔
چئیرمین مجھے معاف کردینا 🙏🙏🙏🙏 pic.twitter.com/SO6xVK41Q9
Today, #PPP mourns the loss of it's finest worker. #RashidRabbani vice-president Sindh, &former president Karachi, one of our most loyal, hardworking, committed member has passed away leaving us heartbroken. May he rest in eternal peace. pic.twitter.com/X18ImPe6Hf— Nafisa Shah (@ShahNafisa) October 15, 2020
A Great Jiyala, Rest in peace #RashidRabbani. We will miss you for years to come. Your struggle for cause of democracy & Bhuttoism will be remembered.— Javed Nayab Laghari (@JavedNLaghari) October 15, 2020
#PPPFamily has lost one incredible Jiyala and our ideological asset #RashidRabbani. May may Allah SWT bless his soul in eternal peace. Amen! Our heartfelt condolences to family and friends. pic.twitter.com/4xc6dxeOTa— Qasim Soomro (@Qasimsoomro) October 15, 2020