Former federal minister and the main leader of the Hindu minority in Pakistan, Rana Chandar Singh has passed away. Originally a part of the Pakistan People’s Party, Singh parted ways with the PPP in 1990 and formed the Pakistan Hindu Party which was cenered around advancing the cause of Hindus in Pakistan. We join Pakistanis of Hindu faith in mourning the loss of a Pakistani who made a contribution to both Pakistan and his community. -YLH
Pakistan Hindu Party founder passes away
Karachi, Aug.2 – ANI: Former federal minister and the chieftain of the Pakistani Hindu Sodha Thakur Rajput, and founder of the Pakistan Hindu Party, Rana Chander Singh passed away in a hospital here. He was 78.
Singh was unwell ever since he had a paralytic attack in 2004.
A close friend of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and former PrimeMinister Benazir Bhutto, Singh was elected to the National Assembly four times between 1980 to 1990.
He parted ways with the PPP and formed his own party, the Pakistan Hindu Party (PHP) in 1990.
Several political leaders, friends and relatives gathered at his residence in Karachi to bid farewell to the departed soul, The Daily Times reports.
Singhs body will be taken to his native village, Rana Jageer, in Umerkot District for the last rights. – AN