Prime Minister Imran Khan, President Dr Arif Alvi, and other political leaders paid their respects to Farooq Qaiser, also known as Uncle Sargam, who died on Friday.

The president, the prime minister, and the opposition leader all expressed their apologies in separate tweets.

‘Saddened to hear about Farooq Qaiser’s passing,’ the premier wrote in a condolence message. He wasn’t merely a performer; he was also a relentless advocate for social injustices and problems. Khan said, “My condolences and prayers are with his relatives.”

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President Dr Arif Alvi also expressed sorrow over Farooq Qaiser’s passing, saying that his death marked the end of a significant chapter of Pakistani art.

Farooq had contributed significantly to the field of art, and the state’s conferment of the Pride of Performance and Tamgha-e-Imtiaz national awards was also a source of pride, he said.

Shehbaz Sharif, the leader of the opposition, expressed his condolences on the death of ‘Uncle Sargam’ on his official Twitter account. ‘I was saddened to hear of Farooq Qaiser’s death, a hero and star of our time. He was a part of generations of people who grew up watching him play. He made people smile with his work, and his contributions to television will be known for a long time. The PML-N chief said, “Rest in peace.”

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Bilawal Bhutto, the chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party, voiced his sorrow over the death of the renowned artist. May Allah SWT bestow upon him the highest ranks in Jannah, wrote the PPP chief.