December 04 , 2017

Son of ex-PM Shaukat Aziz dies of cancer

ISLAMABAD: Abid Aziz, the only son of former prime minister Shaukat Aziz, died of a protracted illness in London on Sunday. He was only 43. Abid Aziz, who was suffering from cancer, was under treatment at the Royal Free Hospital Pond Street, London, where he breathed his last.
Funeral prayers of the deceased will be offered today (Monday) at 12 noon after Zohr prayer in Central Mosque, Regent Park, London, and he will be laid to rest in local graveyard of Alford area of East London. The members of the family said that Abid Aziz had been suffering from cancer for a long time.
Shaukat Aziz has two daughters – Maha Aziz and Lubna Aziz – and one son Abid Aziz. Abid Aziz left behind widow and a nine-year-old daughter. Shaukat Aziz served as the prime minister of Pakistan from August 20, 2004 to November 15, 2007. He also served as the finance minister from November 6, 1999 to November 15, 2007. The chief of All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) Pervez Musharraf and its Secretary General Dr Muhammad Amjad, in a joint statement, expressed condolence with former PM and his family on the sad demise of Abid Aziz and prayed for fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.




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