The death of Nusrat Bhutto, widow of former prime minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and mother of assassinated former prime minister Benazir Bhutto sent a wave of sorrow among Pakistanis online, with many recalling anecdotes of the First Lady and her struggle for democracy amidst tragedy.
While condolences streamed online, Twitter users also acknowledged Nusrat Bhutto’s sacrifices and suffering during the era of General Ziaul Haq.
Sad News, Begum Nusrat Bhutto has passed away - a woman who has witnessed much of Pakistan's brutal history
I recall with admiration Begum Bhutto's defiant attempt to break the cordon around Pindi jail and get to ZAB. She faced Zia like a rock.
She was second to only Mohtarma Fatima Jinnah in impacting Pakistani politics #BegumNusratBhutto
Ijazul Haq offering condolence for #BegumNusratBhutto on Geo TV. Mr. Haq, do you apologize for what your father did to her? Yes or no?????
Dad at the wheel, BB & Begum in the back, ppp workers hand got stuck in the window & Begum gave BB a smack 4 hurting the worker unknowingly.
Looked at @SalmaanTaseer, he looked at me..."the PM just got smacked" I whispered...peels of laughter
Her picture after being clubbed in #Gaddafi Stadium Lahore remains a strong symbol of struggle for democracy. RIP #NusratBhutto!
The first natural death in bhutto,s family ..#nusratbhutto
@fbhutto, on Geo right now, says that Nusrat's grandchildren were not even told of her death and found out on TV.
Begum Nusrat Bhutto dies. Few would have gone through as much pain as she did. May Allah bless her soul. Ameen.
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