QUETTA - Jamhoori Watan Party (JWP) leader Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti passed away on Monday morning from cardiac arrest in Quetta’s Combined Military Hospital (CMH).

Sources in the family said that the Baloch leader’s health condition started to deteriorate on Sunday night and he was shifted to CMH for treatment.

According to JWP Secretary Information Gul Manak Baloch, he was admitted to CMH Quetta because of breathing problem.

In the hospital, he suffered a heart attack, which proved to be fatal.

According to doctors, Bugti had been suffering from asthma for long. At the hospital, Bugti suffered a heart attack which led to his demise.

Belonging to a political family, Talal took control of the party after his father’s death and became known as an important leader from Balochistan.

A large number of JWP supporters reached Bugti House to see their leader’s body before burial.

Talal Akbar Bugti was born on March 17, 1952 in Dera Bugti. He was the son of former governor of Balochistan and chief minister Nawab Akbar Khan Bugti.

Talal Akbar Bugti received his education from Aitchison College and Punjab University Lahore, and was considered to be a significant political personality in Balochistan.

He has three sons Shahzain, Goram and Chakat Bugti.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed sorrow and grief over the demise of Talal Bugti.

The prime minister prayed for the departed soul to rest in eternal peace and may the Almighty give courage to the bereaved family to bear this loss with fortitude.

He appreciated the services of Talal Bugti for stability of democracy. He also lauded his services for carrying out development work in his area.

Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Speaker and Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Deputy Speaker National Assembly have also condoled the death of Nawabzada Talal Akbar Bugti .