QUETTA - Former provincial minister and leader of Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) Sardar Dur Muhammad Nasar on Monday lost his life in a battle against the novel coronavirus. He was 61.

He was shifted to a hospital of Karachi two weeks ago after his health started getting deteriorated due to the coronavirus, the spokesperson of Balochistan government told media here, while confirming the ex-minister’s death.

He served as the provincial minister for commerce and industry during the last tenure. He was the cousin of senior vice president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz Sardar Muhammad Yaqoob Khan Nasar.

The timings for his funeral prayers were not announced yet by his family.

Balochistan Chief Minister Mir Jam Kamal Khan has expressed deep grief over the sad demise of BAP leader and former provincial minister Sardar Dur Muhammad Nasar.

The CM said the deceased would be remembered as a legendary politician of his time and a loyalist person. He also prayed to the Almighty to rest the departed soul in eternal peace and grant courage and patience to the deceased family for bearing this loss with fortitude.