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ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of veteran politician and Awami National Party (ANP) leader Begum Naseem Wali Khan.
The PM in a condolence message expressed sympathies with the bereaved family. “She will be remembered for her struggle for democracy in Pakistan,” Prime Minister Imran added.
My condolences & prayers go to the family of Begum Nasim Wali. She will be remembered for her struggle for democracy in Pakistan.
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) May 17, 2021
The wife of late Awami National Party Khan Abdul Wali Khan and the party’s former provincial president Begum Naseem Wali Khan passed away on Sunday.
She was born in 1933. She was one of the main leaders of the Pakistan National Alliance and made history in 1977 as the first woman elected from a Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province general seat in the 1977 election.
Naseem Wali Khan married Khan Abdul Wali Khan in 1954. She was the mother of Sangeen Wali Khan (late), and Dr. Gulalai Wali Khan as well as step-mother of Asfandyar Wali Khan.
After a long difference, Awami National Party central president Asfandyar Wali Khan Begum Naseem Wali Khan had reconciled and decided to take forward the philosophy of Bacha Khan jointly.
Naseem Wali Khan had announced to merge her faction Awami National Party-Wali (ANP-W) into ANP after she set aside her difference with ANP central president and her stepson Asfandyar Wali Khan.
The announcement was made at Wali Bagh here in 2017 during a meeting that was also attended by their family members Aimal Wali Khan, Lawangeen Khan and a large number of party workers.