Fauzia Wahab laid to rest
19 June, 2012
KARACHI: Central leader of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and MNA Fauzia Wahab was laid to rest at Gizri graveyard Monday afternoon amid a large number of bereaved party workers, politicians, businessmen and people from every walk of life.
Earlier, her Namaz-e-Janaza was offered at Sultan Masjid in DHA, attended by federal and provincial ministers and leaders of political parties, including Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah, Rehman Malik, Syed Naveed Qamar, Babar Ghauri, Acting Governor Sindh Nisar A Khuhro, Pir Mazharul Haq, Manzoor Wasan, Agha Siraj Durrani, Sharjeel Memon, Rafiq Engineer, Waqar Medhi, Rashid Rabbani, Taj Haider, Waseem Akhtar, Raza Haroon, Salim Zia, Nihal Hashmi, Jam Madad Ali, Rana Abdus Sattar, Dr Mumtaz Shaikh, Haleem Siddiqui, Rahim Bux Bozdar, Dr Khair Mohammad Narejo, Mohammad Hussain Mehnti, Qari Sher Afzal, Maulana Ferozuddin Rehmani, Siraj Kassem Teli.
They expressed condolences with the sons of Fauzia Wahab and prayed for the departed soul. Fauzia Wahab had died of postoperative complications in a private hospital Sunday evening.
Meanwhile, Administrator Karachi Muhammad Hussain Syed has expressed his deep sorrow over the demise of MNA and leading politician Fauzia Wahab.
In a statement issued by the KMC here on Monday, he said Fauzia Wahab had an admirable personality and worked as a Member of Advisory Council and as a Chairperson of Media Management Committee in 1994. He said that she took great interest in the progress of Karachi and often used to advice for city projects. He prayed that May Allah give peace to her soul and patience to her family.
FIA acquires Fauzia Wahab's treatment history
The Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) has acquired record of the treatment of Fauzia Wahab, the central leader of Pakistan People's Party (PPP) who passed away on Sunday after fighting complications arising out of successive surgeries, officials said.
A senior official said an FIA team visited the Orthopaedic and Medical Institute (OMI) Hospital on Monday and acquired photocopies of her treatment history.
"We have only acquired the documents for government assistance in case a medical board or inquiry committee is formed to probe into the death of Fauzia Wahab," said Additional Director FIA Abbas Baloch.
Senior government officials and PPP leaders blamed doctors' negligence for Fauzia Wahab's death and demanded thorough investigation into the matter.
Committee to ascertain reasons behind Fauzia Wahab's death
The government has constituted a committee to ascertain the reasons behind the demise of former Pakistan People's Party (PPP) MNA Fauzia Wahab.
Adviser to the Prime Minister on Interior Affairs Rehman Malik on Monday announced the constitution of a committee, which will probe the alleged negligence of doctors at the Orthopedic Medical Institute (OMI) in Karachi, where she passed away on Sunday following complications after a surgery.
The committee will investigate whether there was any negligence on the part of doctors during her treatment, said an official statement. The committee will be headed by director general health, Islamabad, with other senior doctors.
The joint investigation team will suggest and recommend the age of retirement of surgeons when they should be stopped from operating patients in a professional way. The inquiry committee will submit its report within two weeks of this notification.
Meanwhile, the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) raided OMI and seized records of the hospital.