Tasneem Siddiqui, former bureaucrat, dies in Karachi
Karachi: A former civil servant and social activist Tasneem Ahmad Siddiqui died in Karachi on Saturday after suffering from a cardiac arrest at the age of 82. He behind his wife, Kishwar Sultana, two sons and a daughter.
He was well known for devising a project ‘Khuda Ki Basti’ in Hyderabad, aimed at providing affordable housing to the urban poor and the reorganization of the Sindh Katchi Abadis Authority.
His services as a government servant were acknowledged by the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award of the Philippines government and a Sitara-i-Imtiaz in 1999.