KARACHI: Hamza Qaimkhani, the lone son of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) MPA Rubina Qaimkhani, lost his life in a road accident in Karachi. Initial investigations suggest that the accident occurred due to speeding.
The accident took place when the teenager, who was 16 years old, was travelling in an SUV with his friend Afsaryab Khan.
The vehicle overturned near the Village Restaurant on Sea View Road within the limits of the Sahil police station. As a result, both Hamza and his friend were critically injured.
Following the accident, rescue workers from different welfare associations immediately reached the site and shifted the victims to South City Hospital in Clifton.
Hamza’s injuries were very severe and he passed away. His friend is still admitted at the hospital and is in critical condition.
An extra contingent of law enforcers reached the site to inquire about the incident. Police officials, while quoting the initial investigations, said that the accident occurred due to speeding.
Sahil police station SHO Shoaibur Rehman said that deceased and injured both lived on Khayaban-e-Seher in Defence Housing Authority.
“The boys were in the speeding vehicle when the driver lost control and the vehicle overturned,” said SHO Rehman. However, he said the case is still being investigated from different angles.
Former provincial minister Rubina has been a member of the Sindh Assembly since June, 2013. Previously, she has served as a member of the National Assembly from 2002 to 2013.
She was elected to the National Assembly as a PPP candidate on a seat reserved for women from Sindh in 2002. She was re-elected in 2008. She served as federal parliamentary secretary for human rights during her second tenure as an MNA.
In a statement, PPP Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari expressed their grief and sorrow over Hamza’s death. In a condolence message, they sympathised with Rubina and offered condolences to her and other members of the family.
Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal and Inspector-General of Police Allah Dino Khowaja also took notice of the accident and sought separate reports from the traffic DIG and South DIG over the accident.