Chairman Jeay Sindh Qaumi Mahaaz (JSQM) Bashir Khan Qureshi has died of heart failure near Dari Magsi in Sakrand district. He was 54 years old.

According to his brother Maqsood Qureshi who is also a leader of JSQM, the party chairman was going to attend a marriage ceremony when he complained of pain in his chest which had to be from cardiac arrest. Subsequently, he was rushed to hospital but breathed his last on the way. Upon arrival at the Talluka Hospital in Sakrand, doctors confirmed his death, Maqsood said. The deceased bereaved a wife and seven children. 

Late Qureshi was the follower of Ghulam Mohammed Syed. He will be laid to rest in his native village Rato Dero in Larkana on Saturday. Bashir Khan Qureshi was born on August 10, 1959 and was elected chairman JSQM in 1998.

JSQM has announced observance of three days of mourning across Sindh on the sudden death of party chief, the party statement announced.

Reacting to the sad news of the death of JSQM chief Bashir Qureshi, MQM chief Altaf Hussain has issued condolence to the bereaved family.