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Karzai saddened by female Pashtoon politician’s death

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KABUL: Former President, Hamid Karzai expressed sorrows over the death of Begum Naseem Wali Khan, a female Pashtoon politician and widow of Khan Abdul Wali Khan.

In a statement, Karzai said Sunday that late Mrs. Wali Khan led the Awwami National Party after her husband was imprisoned.

She served her people through politics, Karzai said, calling her death a tragedy.

Begum Nasim worked as parliamentarian in three tenures. She was the first woman from the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to participate in the non-party election of 1977. She led the party when her husband was imprisoned. She died at the age of 85.

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