RAWALPINDI: Pakistan Movement worker and prolific politician of Muslim League, Sayeen Waadi Hussain, passed away in a Rawalpindi hospital after hearing news of his wife’s death who had breathed her last a few minutes ago.
Hussain and his wife were both in their 90s. The Kahuta-based politician and his wife were laid to rest at the shrine of Baba Noor Shah Baadshah.
Funeral of the deceased was performed in the Batala Shareef neighbourhood of Kahuta.
An extended family stretching across four generations, scored o people from the community they had served and lived with, notable political and social figures including businessmen and leading professionals of the city attended funeral prayers of the couple.
In addition to being a progressive farmer of his region, Hussain was noted for his active participation and support during the presidential campaigns of late Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah.
He was among the people who had challenged the martial law of General Ayub Khan at its zenith.
Though Quaid-i-Azam’s sister suffered a doctored defeat in the polls, her struggle gave a new spirit to the dream of democracy and public power in the country.
Wadee, being a supporter of Fatima Jinnah, remained a champion of democracy throughout his life.
At an advance age of 96 and suffering from chronic ailments he was moved to a hospital in Rawalpindi where he died on Sunday morning, moments after hearing the sad news of his wife’s death.
Social and political figures of the region showed up in large numbers at Hussain’s funeral where participants, including businessmen and members of the agricultural community, buried the deceased couple with prayers.
Published in The Express Tribune, February 6th, 2018.
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