Karachi: Seth Abid Hussain, who can be called as Pakistan’s first richest person, has passed away.
Seth Abid funeral prayers will be offered tomorrow after Asar prayers at Hafiz Ayaz Mosque, Phase 2 Defense, Karachi.
Who is Seth Abid Hussain ?
Seth Abid hails from Kasur and his father was a big name in Karachi’s Sarafa Market.
There has been a lot of speculation about him in the past. According to reports, he is also said to be one of the owners of a large housing society in Lahore and also runs some charities.
It is also said that when the US government banned Pakistan from importing nuclear reprocessing plants, it was Seth Abid who delivered the nuclear reprocessing plant from France to Pakistan by sea.
News about Seth Abid has not been heard much in the last several years. However, some time ago, the Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan mentioned Seth Abid in the fundraising ceremony of Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital in Karachi in the context of Pakistan-India cricket match in Sharjah.
He said that “Seth Abid helped Shaukat Khanum Cancer Hospital a lot.”
In short, there are many stories and speculations about Seth Abid, however, the fact is that Seth Abid’s personality is no less a mystery even today.
The 85-year-old, who was one of Pakistan’s first richest persons, died in the Sindh capital after a short battle with illness.