Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday reached Ghokti to offer condolence over the demise of his cabinet member and the former chief minister Sindh Ali Muhammad Mahar.
Premier Khan offered condolence with the heirs of Ali Mohammad Mahar and prayed for the eternal peace of the departed soul. Later on, he will attend a lunch at Gohar Palace by Ali Gohar Mahar.
He was accompanied by Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and Federal Ministers Fehmida Mirza Muhammad Mian Soomro and MNA Ghaus Bakhsh Mahar.
Sources further relayed, the prime minister will also meet the party and Grand Democratic Alliance (GDA) leaders during his visit.
Matters related to by-polls on NA-205 will also be discussed. Strict security measures have been taken out in the wake of PM’s visit to the area.
On May 21, Ali Mohammad Mahar passed away at the age of 52.
“The lawmaker died of cardiac arrest in his hometown Ghotki ”, family sources had said.
Mahar was born on 12 January 1967 to Ali Anwar Khan Mahar, an influential political family of Sindh.
He was re-elected to the National Assembly as an independent candidate from NA-205 (Ghotki-II) seat in General Election, 2018. Following his successful election, he announced to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).
On 11 September 2018, he was inducted into the federal cabinet of Prime Minister Imran Khan. On 4 October 2018, he was appointed as Federal Minister for Narcotics Control.