KARACHI: Sardar Muqeem Khoso, a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) lawmaker, passed away due to a liver disease at the age of 66 at Aga Khan University Hospital early Sunday morning.
He was elected from PS-14, Jacobabad, in the 2013 general elections. Sardar was first elected as an MPA in 1985 as an independent candidate from his native constituency, Garhi Khairo taluka. During the election in 1988, he was elected as an MNA on the ticket of PPP from his native constituency.
Currently, Sardar was a member of the standing committees on culture, tourism and antiquities, forest, wildlife and environment and irrigation. He was an agriculturist by profession.
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Born on October 12, 1949, in Jacobabad, Sardar was the chief of the Khoso community of Sindh and Balochistan. Muhammad Alim Khoso, a teacher at a government school in Jacobabad and a relative of Sardar, was of the view that the late MPA was considered as one of the peaceful sardars of Sindh. "He was a literary person who had a great interest in Sindhi and Urdu literature unlike traditional sardars in the area," he said.
According to Muhammad, Sardar had been an eloquent speaker since childhood and always showed interest in solving the issues of his community and the people of Jacobabad. He was a social person who liked to meet people, he said.
Khoso leaves behind four sons, two daughters and three wives. His funeral was held at his native village, Qadirpur, situated in the suburbs of Jacobabad, and was laid to rest in their family graveyard. A large number of relatives, members of the Khoso tribe and politicians, including former prime minister Mir Zafarullah Khan Jamali and PPP MPAs and MNAs attended the funeral. Sindh Assembly speaker Agha Siraj Durrani also condoled the passing away of the MPA in a message to his family members.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 18th, 2016.