LAHORE: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Punjab President Qamar Zaman Kaira’s son Usama was killed in a road accident in Lalamusa on Friday.
The deceased was a student at the Government College Lahore.
Kaira, according to reports, was informed of the accident during a press conference after which he rushed to Lalamusa.
Condolence messages poured in soon after news broke of the tragic accident.
PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari issued a statement, saying he was “deeply saddened to hear the tragic news of [Kaira’s] young son”.
Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed deep sorrow over the death of Kaira’s son and prayed that the deceased’s soul rests in peace. He also offered his condolences to the family and prayed that they bear the loss with fortitude, Radio Pakistan reported.
Former president Asif Ali Zardari said that the “loss of a young child is unbearable” and prayed for the deceased. He assured that the “Bhutto family and the PPP stands by the Kaira family in this hour of grief”.
PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif also issued a condolence statement and prayed that the departed soul rests in eternal peace and that the bereaved family would be able bear the irreparable loss.
Chief of Army Staff Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, in a statement, offered his condolences to Kaira and his family, and “expressed his heartfelt grief on sad demise of Osama Kaira”.
“May Allah gives strength to bereaved parents and family to bear this irreparable loss,” he said in a statement released by the Inter-Services Public Relations.
Human Rights Minister Shireen Mazari expressed deep sympathy with the family and said: “What a terrible tragedy for any parent to bear. May Allah give Kaira and his family the strength to bear this massive loss.”
PPP Senator Sherry Rehman said that the party was “devastated by the news” and that it was a “terrible loss for any parent and family”.