Balochistan CM offers all-out assistance in digging into Usman Kakar's death

By: News Desk      Published: 11:59 PM, 25 Jun, 2021
Usman Kakar passed
PkMAP leader Usman Kakar passed away in a Karachi hospital where he was taken from Quetta on Monday

Balochistan Chief Minister Jam Kamal has said the provincial government will provide the bereaved family with all-out assistance in digging into the death of former senator Usman Kakar, 24NewsHD TV Channel reported on Friday.

He said the provincial government is ready whether the relatives of Usman Kakar want probe by a JIT team or a judicial panel.

The government will accept all types of demand by the relatives of the deceased, he said, adding that no one in his government will dare create hurdle for the purpose.

The Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) leader died in Karachi on Monday where he was taken by an air ambulance from a Quetta. 

The ex-senator's physician was reported as saying the same day that he had a head injury at his home in Quetta where he was hospitalised in 30 minutes. 

Usman Kakar was put on ventilator after a surgery and then airlifted to Aga Khan University Hospital from Quetta, he said.

Some opposition members in the Senate raised suspicion over Usman Kakar's death and demanded a parliamentary probe.  

On Tuesday, the autopsy report found no marks of violence on any part of the body. "The alleged head injury could not be commented upon because of the surgical procedures carried out during life," Dr Summaiya Syed, additional police surgeon at Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre said in report.

She added CT scans, both ante-mortem and post-mortem, are available while hospital records and reports for chemical analysis and histopathology are awaited. She said Usman Kakar's family requested samples for independent testing, which were provided to them.

Reporter: Usman Khan