KARACHI – Former education minister for Sindh Dr Hamida Khuhro passed away after a long illness on Sunday morning.

She has to her credit two books, and also wrote on the making of modern Sindh. The author was also involved in politics – she joined Pakistan Muslim league in 1993.

However, involvement in politics did not take her away from academia as she also served as the head of the history department at the University of Sindh.

She had a PhD in South Asian History from the University of London and also attended the Universities of Karachi, Cambridge and Oxford.

Khuhro was the daughter of Muhammad Ayub Khuhro, a former Chief Minister of Sindh.