Narcotics Minister Ali Muhammad Mahar dies of cardiac arrest


ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Narcotics Control Sardar Ali Muhammad Khan Meher passed away at his Ghotki residence on Tuesday.

According to a member of his family, the 52-year old minister passed away due to heart failure.

Meher had also served as the Sindh chief minister from 2002-2004.

He won the 2018 election independently from NA-205 and then joined the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and became part of the cabinet in September 2018.

According to a member of his family, the details of Meher’s funeral will be shared later.

Later in the day, the cabinet division issued a notification, confirming the death of the minister. According to the notification, the number of federal cabinet members has now reduced to 23.

The notification also paid a rich tribute to the services of the deceased minister.