Political leader Jam Saqi passed away today at the age of 73.

According to the media reports, Jam Mohammad passed away due to protracted illness.

Jam Mohammad was born on October 31, 1944 in Tharparkar. He remained the president of the Sindh National Students Federation in the 1960s. Jam Saqi is remembered as the leading advocate against the one-unit formula.

In the 1970s, he became a member of Comrade Haider Baksh Jatoi’s Sindh Hari Committee and was joint secretary of the National Awami Party.

Afterward, he joined the Communist Party of Pakistan and remained detained during the General Ziaul Haq government. In his political career, he spend around 15 years behind bars.

He left the communist party in 1991 and joined the Pakistan Peoples Party in 1993.

Jam Saqi authored seven books and married twice.

His funeral prayers will be held in Naseem Nagar, Hyderabad at 3pm.