Former Muttahida Qaumi Movement leader Saleem Shahzad, who joined the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf earlier this year, passed away at a hospital in London on Sunday after a prolonged battle with cancer.
He is survived by his wife and five daughters.
Saleem Shahzad entered politics as a member of the Mohajir Student Organisation in 1979 while he was a student at Urdu Science College, Karachi.
He became vice chairman of the Mohajir Qaumi Movement when it was formed in 1984. Three years later, he was elected a councillor in the local body polls. Shahzad was also the finance committee chairman of the Karachi Municipal Committee during this time.