Deceased Sindh Governor Saeed-uz-Zaman Siddiqui was laid to rest at Karachi’s Gizri graveyard on Friday.
Funeral prayers for the governor were offered at Governor House Karachi after Friday prayers.
Governor Siddiqui’s coffin being carried to the funeral prayer.
Retired Justice Siddiqui, the 31st governor of Sindh, had been under treatment at a local hospital for a prolonged chest infection and breathing issues.
He was sworn in on Nov 11, succeeding the longest-serving governor of Sindh, Dr Ishratul Ibad Khan. Siddiqui held the post for two months, becoming the province’s shortest-serving governor.
Siddiqui was first admitted to hospital two days after he took the oath of office, and was relieved a month after. Since then, a panel of doctors had been caring for him at Governor House.
Siddiqui had been appointed chief justice of the Sindh High Court, and in May 1992 was elevated as a judge of the Supreme Court. His tenure as the 15th chief justice of Pakistan began on July 1, 1999, and ended on Jan 26, 2000.
Siddiqui was also among aspiring candidates for the post of president in 2003 and 2008.
Courtesy : Dawn News