Sindh Minister for Planning and Development Mir Hazar Khan Bijarani and his wife were found dead in their home in Karachi’s Defence Housing Authority, DawnNews reported on Thursday.

According to initial reports, Bijarani and his wife Fariha Razzaq, who was a journalist, were both found dead in their bedroom, the door to which was locked.

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The Bijarani family has confirmed the PPP minister’s death. The cause of death has yet to be ascertained.

Police officials have reached the site and started the initial investigation into the case.

Several members of the PPP, including Sindh Home Minister Sohail Anwar Siyal, reached Bijarani’s house as soon as news of the minister’s death broke.

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