Former National Assembly Opposition Leader Sherbaz Khan Mazari passes away on Saturday aged 90.
“The Mazari family is deeply grieved to announce the passing away of our cherished elder, Sardar Sherbaz Khan Mazari,” his family said in a statement.
“A devoted and loving patriarch, fiercely dedicated to his country, loyal to his friends — he commanded respect for his unwavering integrity. He was much revered by his tribe, where his sense of justice prevailed in resolving conflict through tribal faislas (decisions),” it added.
However, President Dr Arif Alvi expressed his heartfelt condolences on the sad demise of Sherbaz Khan.
Taking to Twitter, the President wrote, “I must condole death of Sardar Sherbaz Khan Mazari Sb. It was indeed a pleasure & an honour to have known this outstanding personality. A book lover, his historical & anecdotal book ‘Journey to Disillusionment’ was also a pleasure to read.”
I must condole death of Sardar Sherbaz Khan Mazari Sb. It was indeed a pleasure & an honor to have known this outstanding personality. A book lover, his historical & anecdotal book 'Journey to Disillusionment' was also a pleasure to read
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ
— Dr. Arif Alvi (@ArifAlvi) December 6, 2020
According to the statement, he will be laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Rojhan tehsil.
Sherbaz Khan Mazari Early Life
The veteran politician was born in 1930 and had also served as the opposition leader from 1975 till 1977.
He had also played a crucial role in the formation of the 1973 Constitution.
However, in recent years, he was no longer active in politics due to old age and indisposition.
His autobiography, A Journey to Disillusionment, was published in 1999.
Mazari was also the brother-in-law of late Baloch nationalist leader and chief of the Jamhoori Watan Party Nawab Akbar Bugti.