Former High Commissioner of Pakistan to the United Kingdom (UK), Wajid Shamsul Hasan, has passed away. Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) stalwart Wajid Shamsul Hasan was a veteran journalist and a columnist. He was seriously ill and critical for the past few days.

Condolences and tributes poured in for the deceased’s soul.

PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari said Wajid Shamsul Hasan was a national asset.


Aseefa Bhutto Zardari in a tweet said, “He was a brave man who held to his convictions and has stood by three generations of our family”.

PPP leader Senator Sherry Rehman tweeted, “He spent a lifetime of devotion to democracy, human rights, free press and the PPP. What a loss! Heartfelt condolences to his family and the broader civil society community he was deeply involved with.”

Member of Parliament for Gillingham and Rainham, Rehman Chishiti, tweeted about Wajid Shamsul Hasan’s death. He also shared a picture of him with Benazir Bhutto.

Ziauddin Yousafzai in a tweet said that Wajid Shamsul Hasan had been a great support to their family when they moved to the UK.