Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Maryam Nawaz’s mother and former thrice made first lady of Pakistan Kulsoom Nawaz breathed her last in her London on September 11th, 2018. Her husband and daughter, Nawaz and Maryam, have been released on parole in order to attend her funeral scheduled to take place in Lahore.
1950: She is born as Kulsoom Rehana to a well-endowed family in Lahore to two siblings. Her maternal grandfather Ghulam Mohammad Baksh nicknamed The Great Gama was known as one of the best wrestlers of the time.
1970: Kulsoom Nawaz completes her graduate studies from University of Punjab later to finish her Masters from Forman Christian College.
1990-97: Nawaz Sharif becomes the Prime Minister making Kulsoom the first-lady for the first time. Within the next 7 years, Sharif is elected again making his wife the first lady again.
1999: After a Pervez Musharraf exiles Sharif from the country, Kulsoom is arrested for leading various rallies within the city. She takes the lead on protests voicing her disagreement towards Musharraf’s regime.
1999: Sharif continues to be in exile as Kulsoom takes over PML-N and stays in that position for 3 years.
2013: Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan and is elected as Prime Minister making his wife first lady once more.
2017: Kulsoom Nawaz is diagnosed with Lymphoma and is moved to London for a more thorough form of treatment.
2018 June: Amidst the Panama papers chaos Kulsoom is said to suffer from a cardiac arrest and is moved to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Harley Street Clinic. She continues to stay unconscious and on the ventilator until her demise.
We pray for the departed and hope her soul rests in peace as nationwide people continue to share their condolences with the Sharif family.