Nusrat Bhutto dies, Pakistan declares mourning

October 23rd, 2011 - 8:45 pm ICT by IANS  

Benazir Bhutto Islamabad, Oct 23 (IANS) Nusrat Bhutto, the mother of assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto, has died in Dubai of a protracted illness. She was 82.

The Pakistan government Sunday postponed all political activities for next 10 days following her death.

She was former prime minister and founder of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Zulfikar Ali Bhutto’s wife, the marriage having taken place in 1951.

She was the mother-in-law of Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari.

Zardari, who is visiting Jordon visit, has decided to shorten his trip.

According to spokesperson of Bilawal House in Karachi, the funeral will take place at Garhi Khuda Bux near Larkana, Dawn reported.

Nusrat Bhutto was elected a member of the National Assembly twice from Larkana and even led the Pakistan Peoples Party after Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was hanged.

Born March 23, 1929 in Iran’s Esfahan city, Nusrat Bhutto belonged to the wealthy Hariri Esfahani family.

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