ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Begum Nusrat Bhutto, the influential Pakistani lawmaker who was the wife of one prime minister and mother of another, died Sunday at age 82, her family said.
Bhutto, who had long fought the country's military dictatorship, died in a hospital in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and her body was to be brought back to Pakistan Monday for burial, Dawn newspaper reported.
The state-run Association Press of Pakistan reported Bhutto, widow of former Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and mother of assassinated Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, had been ill for some time.
Her son-in-law Asif Ali Zardari, the current president of Pakistan, reached Dubai after cutting short his visit to London, the family said, Dawn reported.
Begum Bhutto had led the Pakistan People's Party, which currently leads the ruling coalition under Zardari.
She was an elected member of the National Assembly in 1977, 1988, 1990, 1993 and 1997 before she moved to Dubai, Dawn reported.
Her party was founded by her husband, who served as president from 1971-73 and prime minister from 1973-77 before being hanged in 1979 during the country's military rule.
Benazir Bhutto served as Pakistan's prime minister from 1988 to 1990 and from 1993 to 1996. She was assassinated in December 2007 after she had addressed a political rally.
Pakistani Prime Minister Syded Yousuf Raza Gilani Sunday announced a 10-day national mourning for Begum Bhutto, and also declared Monday a public holiday, APP reported.
The report said she will be buried beside the grave of her husband in Larkana in Sind province.