Pays glowing tributes
Islamabad February 8, 2017: Former president Asif Ali Zardari has condoled the passing away of Mrs. Shaukat Zafar Niazi widow of late Dr Zafar Niazi and paid glowing tributes for her “unflinching and heroic support in the democratic struggle spearheaded by Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto in the country over several decades”. The widow of late Dr Zafar Niazi breathed her last in Islamabad Wednesday morning and was buried in Islamabad graveyard later the same evening. In a condolence message the former President said that Mrs. Shaukat Niazi, endured great hardships as she stood by her husband and daughters through thick and thin as the family waged heroic struggle in the cause of democracy at a time when people of lesser mettle succumbed to the pressures. As late Dr Zafar Niazi was continuously hounded by forces of dictatorship she defied all odds and endured innumerable hardships as she stood by him. Mrs. Niazi may not have been an office bearer in the Party but the moral and physical support she gave to her spouse Dr Zafar Niazi and daughters in the course of political struggle will always occupy a central place in the account of her illustrious life, he said. Asif Ali Zardari also prayed for eternal rest to the soul of Mrs. Shaukat Zafar Niazi and for strength to the members of bereaved family to bear the loss with fortitude. Mr. Zardari was represented at the funeral by Spokesperson Senator Farhatullah Babar.