Lahore, 16th May: Veteran politician Begum Nasim Wali Khan passed away at the age of 88.
According to reports, Begum Nasim Wali Khan breathed her last on Sunday at the age of 88, her family members confirmed.
According to reports from family members, Begum Nasim was suffering from diabetes and cardiac issues and breathed her last today morning.
رہبر تحریک خان عبدالولی خان کی شریک حیات (بیوہ) اور عوامی نیشنل پارٹی کی سابق صوبائی صدر بیگم نسیم ولی خان بقضائے الہی وفات پاگئی ہے۔ انکی نمازجنازہ آج شام چھ بجے ولی باغ چارسدہ میں ادا کی جائیگی۔ انا للّٰہ و انا الیہ راجعون pic.twitter.com/TK1CbiEWQr
— Awami National Party (@ANPMarkaz) May 16, 2021
Her funeral prayers will be offered at Wali Bagh, Charsadda, at 6 pm on Sunday.
Begum Wali Khan was the wife of Khan Abdul Wali khan, leader of the Awami National Party (ANP). She was the stepmother of the current ANP chief Asfandyar Wali Khan.
Notable personalities around the country have expressed condolences at the demise of the former female politician.
PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif was saddened at the death of such a great lady.
Saddened by the news of Begum Nasim Wali Khan's death. She took an active part in politics & was the first woman to get elected on a general seat from KP. Her services for empowerment of women will be remembered for a long time. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family!
— Shehbaz Sharif (القدس في العيون) (@CMShehbaz) May 16, 2021
Chief of the Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa expressed condolence.
General Qamar Javed Bajwa, #COAS, expresses condolences on the sad demise of veteran politician, former parliamentarian and ANP leader, Begum Nasim Wali khan. “May Allah Almighty bless the departed soul in eternal peace and give solace to the bereaved family, Ameen” COAS.
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) May 16, 2021
Begum Wali Khan was the first woman from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) to get elected as a lawmaker, she was once the elected member of the National Assembly and was elected thrice as a member of the provincial assembly.
It may be recalled that Begum Nasim Wali’s husband and eminent Pakistani politician Khan Abdul Wali Khan died on January 26, 2006, in Peshawar.
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