Sindh Governor Justice (r) Saeeduz Zaman Siddiqui died after prolonged illness, the officials at Governor House confirmed on Wednesday. The 79-year-old had been battling with breathing complications for past many years.
The former Sindh High Court chief justice replaced Dr Ishratul Ebad on November 11, 2016 as 31st Sindh Governor.
He remained the Chief Justice of Pakistan from July 1999 till December 2005. During the former dictator General (r) Pervez Musharraf’s rule, Siddiqui refused to take oath under the Provisional Constitutional Order (PCO).
In 2008 he ran as a presidential candidate from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz.