Transitions: Former Sindh minister for sports passes away

Published: February 4, 2013
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Dr Mohammad Ali Shah. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Dr Mohammad Ali Shah. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: Former Sindh Minister for sports Dr Mohammad Ali Shah died on Monday evening, Express News reported.

The minister was suffering from cancer and was seeking treatment at a hospital in Houston, US at the time of his death.

Dr Shah, an orthopedic, had also resigned from the Sindh assembly in December on account possessing dual nationality. He was currently serving as an adviser to the chief minister on sports.

Dr Shah had last year successfully organised a World XI versus Pakistan XI cricket match in Karachi, providing a return of international cricketers (if not cricket teams) to the country at a time when no foreign team was willing to undertake a tour.

Shah also had announced plans of a hockey match along the same lines.

The minister had been elected from PS 103 on a Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) ticket.

Dr Shah was also a recipient of President’s Pride of Performance‚ Tamgha-e-Basalat among other awards.

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  • well wisher
    Feb 4, 2013 - 10:39PM

    Champion of healthcare and sports in Pakistan. RIP

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  • Tanzeel
    Feb 4, 2013 - 10:42PM

    Inalillah wa inna ilaeh e rajeeon. May his soul rest in peace. He was a great asset in orthopaedics, and of course sports.

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  • Ash
    Feb 4, 2013 - 10:42PM

    We have lost a great man and an exceptional individual. He was a great sportsman and a world class Doctor. We as a nation has suffered an invaluable loss. MQM should be proud of itself that it had a person of this caliber in their ranks.

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  • Ali
    Feb 4, 2013 - 10:46PM

    Its a big loss to Pakistan! May ALLAH grant him jannah. Ameen

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  • fezan
    Feb 4, 2013 - 11:02PM

    RIP.. you were a great man

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  • Umer
    Feb 4, 2013 - 11:12PM

    Isn’t he the one who snatched the flag from the player in one of those international tournaments?

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  • M_ALI
    Feb 4, 2013 - 11:21PM

    He will be remembered every time i will cross by his efforts built in Stadium

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  • Faisal
    Feb 4, 2013 - 11:41PM

    @ Umer: Yeah as far as I can recall, but bro I think now we can leave that behind and pray that his soul rests in peace. RIP

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  • mystreeman
    Feb 4, 2013 - 11:43PM

    @Umer: How cruel and abashedly insensitive!

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  • Shahid Ashraf
    Feb 4, 2013 - 11:46PM

    RIP Dr. Shah. You were a multifaceted personality.

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  • colonelfaridi
    Feb 5, 2013 - 12:11AM

    I pray for him
    yes Umer. He is the one who snatched the flag from the player and thus disgraced Pakistan on the international level. His being dead or alive should not keep us away from speaking the truth. I think his only positive quality was being an extremely good orthopaedic surgeon.

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  • Hasan
    Feb 5, 2013 - 12:21AM

    Inalillah wa inna ilaeh e rajeeon.
    An Honourable Personality. Another MQM worker / leader who dearly served the public without ever seeking a reward. Also, he tried his level best to bring cricket back to Pakistan, but PCB never followed up with it.

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  • Unknown
    Feb 5, 2013 - 12:24AM

    @Umer:
    Yep.. He is the one who was desperate to carry Pakistan flag on Commonwealth Games in India. Btw he did some good in sports for Pakistan too. But that act was shameful too

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  • fus
    Feb 5, 2013 - 12:56AM

    Sad state of people and their mind. A person did many good things for the people and sports, but you would like to talk about one incident. You do deserve people like AZ and NS. Inalillah wa inna ilaeh e rajeeon., someone who actually did something for this nation and its people.

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  • Waraich
    Feb 5, 2013 - 1:29AM

    I think once some one passes away we should only recall his/her good deeds and pray for their soul regardless. Allah SWT Knows best.

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  • Ilyas Khan Architect
    Feb 5, 2013 - 2:46AM

    A very kind and helpful person who went beyond the call of professional duty to do good. And I am personally indebted to him. Our paths crossed after 35 years here in London last November and I thanked him again. He had forgotten all about it and just smiled. So maybe God wanted me to tell him that he was going to live on in the hearts of countless people he helped. May his soul rest in peace. Amen

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  • Nadia
    Feb 5, 2013 - 3:08AM

    RIP Dr. Mohammad Ali Shah. we just have lost a competent man. No one can replace you..

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  • B+
    Feb 5, 2013 - 5:16AM

    All the sick and disgusting people are commenting negatively here. He was a gem for Pakistan. We should learn to give respect otherwise we will be continued to be disgraced by world.
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  • Khan
    Feb 5, 2013 - 9:17AM

    He has long list of Achievements, A Gem of a Person, He has done wonders as a surgeon then dedicated his life for sports and Medicine. You will be missed.

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  • Wahab
    Feb 5, 2013 - 12:09PM

    No doubt he has a lot of contributions for Pakistan. May Allah rest his soul in peace and give him rewards for what he has done for his country. BUT whatever he did in common wealth games 2010 is some thing we cant forget, being a Pakistani i consider that incident shameful and embarrasing.

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  • Tanzeel
    Feb 5, 2013 - 3:09PM

    Shame on you Umer. With people like you, Pakistan does deserve to rot like its being.

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  • Ash
    Feb 5, 2013 - 3:20PM

    I wish ET introduce a “dislike” option so we can show people like “Umer” how much they are hated when they put a bias comment!!

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