First death anniversary of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz

By Anum Rizwan - Web Editor

11th September, 2019

First death anniversary of Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif, wife of Nawaz Sharif, is being observed today.

According to details, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz passed away on September 11, 2018, after prolonged illness.

Kulsoom was born on July 1, 1950, in Lahore into a Kashmiri family. She obtained early education from Madrasat Ul Binat, whereas, did her matriculation from P.R.Lady Griffin Girls High School.

She attended Islamia College and graduated from the Forman Christian College in Lahore. She received a master’s degree in Urdu from the University of the Punjab in 1970.

First lady of Pakistan for three non-consecutive terms, Kulsoom had also received a PhD in philosophy.

She married Nawaz Sharif, the three-time Prime Minister of Pakistan, in April 1971. The couple has four children: Maryam, Asma, Hassan and Hussain.

Her husband, Nawaz Sharif held the post of Prime Minister of Pakistan three times and remained the Chief Minister of Punjab twice, during his political career.

She remained attached with her husband during his struggles and attended various public gatherings with him.

Her political career and factual struggle started during the second tenure of Nawaz Sharif when his confrontation with the army establishment intensified.

During the military coup d’état against him on 12 October 1999, he was put behind bars by the military dictator Pervez Musharraf.

Nawaz Sharif announced her President of Pakistan Muslim League in October 1999 and she remained there till 2002.

In September 2017, she became member of National Assembly after the disqualification of her husband Nawaz Sharif in Panama Leaks.

She defeated Yasmin Rashid of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf with not-so-close margin. Though she remained on the ventilator in London, political members of PML-N completed her campaign and had her victorious.

In August 2017, Kulsoom Nawaz was diagnosed with blood cancer and was admitted to hospital in London.

She suffered a cardiac arrest in June 2018 which put her on ventilator before her death on September 11, 2018.

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