PML-N Senator Kalsoom Parveen passes away due to COVID-19
PML-N Senator Kulsoom Perveen passed away due to coronavirus, the Senate Secretariat said on Monday.
Parveen was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus last month and was receiving treatment at the Ali Clinic in Islamabad.
The PML-N senator was put on oxygen on November 27.
Perveen assumed office as a senator from Balochistan in March 2015 and was due to retire next year.
In a statement, the President prayed for eternal peace for the departed soul and commiserated with the bereaved family.
Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani, Deputy Chairman Senate Saleem Mandviwala, Leader of the House in the Senate Dr. Shahzad Waseem and the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate Raja Zafar-ul-Haq also expressed condolence over the death of Senator Kalsoom Parveen.
In a statement, Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani said she did not only serve the people in underdeveloped areas of Balochistan but also played an important role in Pakistani politics.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz and Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also expressed grief and sorrow over passing of Kalsoom Parveen.
In his tweet, Senator Shibli Faraz said Kalsoom Parveen was an active member of the Senate, having progressive thinking. He said she became a strong voice for the people of Balochistan.
He prayed may Allah Almighty grant the departed soul highest ranks in Jannah and patience to the bereaved family.