Former National Assembly Opposition Leader Sherbaz Khan Mazari passes away here 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.
Moreover, according to the statement, he will be laid to rest at his ancestral graveyard in Rojhan tehsil.
Offering his condolences, lawyer Jibran Nasir called Mazari a political leader of “rare integrity with many contributions towards initiating the democratic process in Pakistan”.
Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Lillahi Rajioun. May Allah bless his soul. Condolences to his family. A political leader of rare integrity with many contributions towards initiating the democratic process in Pakistan. https://t.co/ciqQwxYakv
— M. Jibran Nasir (@MJibranNasir) December 5, 2020
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However, in recent years, he was no longer active in politics due to old age and indisposition.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.