Islamabad: Speaker National Assembly and Patron Women’s Parliamentary Caucus Dr. Fehmida Mirza and Dr. Nafisa Shah secretary WPC, have expressed great shock and sorrow on the sad demise of Begum Nusrat Bhutto.
In a message to the bereaved Bhutto family, the Speaker termed Begum Bhutto’s death as not only a personal loss but also a loss for the people of Pakistan. She was a woman of substance and a woman of many graces. Her strong personality as a leader, as a mother and as a wife remained a motivating force and a source of strength not only for her family but also for the entire nation.
Terming the nature of Begum Bhutto as charismatic, dynamic, and dauntless, WPC recalls the relentless contributions of Begum Nusrat Bhutto for Pakistan. From the very aftermath of partition in 1947, when hordes of refugees started pouring into Pakistan, Begum Bhutto then Nusrat Khanum, engaged herself in relief operations as a young woman from the Women’s National Guard.
Her devotion and struggle for democracy and women of Pakistan despite all the challenges including personal losses of losing a husband, two sons and a daughter stand as a beacon for all. She was an Icon of women movement and her struggle for women rights and empowerment will always be remembered. WPC pays tribute to Begum Bhutto as the pride of Pakistan and specially women of Pakistan.
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