Mother of quadruplets dies after contracting Covid-19 at a wedding in Pakistan

2020-04-09 15:05
Shabnum Sadiq. (Photo: Facebook/Slough Borough Council)

Shabnum Sadiq. (Photo: Facebook/Slough Borough Council)

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Shabnum Sadiq died after contracting Covid-19 during a trip to Pakistan.

The 39-year-old visited the country early in March to attend a relative’s wedding with her husband Khizwan.

But after being infected with the virus, Shabnum suffered complications and died several weeks later on 6 April.

She leaves behind her husband and five children, which includes13-year-old quads. A spokesman for the Slough Council said it was flying flags at half-mast at its offices in England, as a tribute to Shabnum.

According to The Guardian Sadiq already had a six-year-old daughter Shireen when she gave birth to quadruplets. This after she was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome and feared that she would not be able to have more children.

Shabnum, who lives in the UK, was elected to Wexham Lea ward as a labour councilor in May 2016 and served on various council committees.

She was a former lead member for education and children’s services.

Council leader James Swindlehurst says her death comes as a shock: “This is very shocking for all of us and our thoughts are with her family and friends.”

James Swindlehurst, a spokesman for the Slough borough council, says they worked together closely with the deceased and will miss her very deeply.


“This is a significant loss for the council and the town, but is nothing compared to the loss her family, close friends and community are feeling right now.”

Sources:The Guardian ,Sky News , Metro


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