Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan — former president and two-time prime minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir — handed away on Saturday, his household confirmed on Saturday.
Khan was reportedly hospitalised and below remedy for a coronary heart ailment. He holds the excellence of being appointed AJK’s president and likewise serving because the prime minister twice.
Earlier this yr, Khan, after greater than a decade, had ended his affiliation with the PML-N and rejoined the Muslim Convention (MC), in accordance with Daybreak.
Khan was among the many pioneers of the PML-N in Kashmir, the publication reported.
Expressing grief, Prime Minister Imran Khan mentioned: “Saddened to study of the passing of Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan, former President of AJK in addition to former PM of AJK.”
“His contribution to the Kashmir trigger [and] service to the Kashmiri folks had been invaluable. My prayers [and] condolences go to his household,” he added.
Responding to his demise, Minister for Data and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry expressed grief, noting that Khan had raised his voice in opposition to Indian oppression in occupied Kashmir.
Khan was a righteous and principled politician, the data minister added in a press release.
Acknowledging the efforts of the deceased for AJK, Speaker of Nationwide Meeting Asad Qaiser wrote on Twitter: “The providers of Sikandar Hayat Khan will all the time be remembered. Might Allah Almighty elevate the ranks of the deceased and grant endurance to his household to bear this irreparable loss.”
Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Afridi additionally expressed grief, saying he was “shocked to listen to the information of the demise of senior politician Sardar Sikandar Hayat Khan.”