Lahore (September 15, 2017): Lahore has always been considered a stronghold of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) but no woman from Sharif family has ever contested elections from here.
Begum Kulsoom Nawaz is the first woman from Sharif family, who is contesting election from the constituency NA-120. She is the granddaughter of legendary wrestler Ghulam Mohammad Baksh known as ‘Gama Pahalwan’.She was born on March 29, 1950 in a Kashmiri family. Kulsoom passed his graduation from Islamia Collage Lahore and completed MA in Urdu poetry from Punjab University. She also received a Ph.D degree.
She tied the knot with Nawaz Sharif on April 2, 1971. Kulsoom was blessed with two sons and two daughters. She became the First Lady of Pakistan on November 6, 1990.Begum Kulsoom Nawaz had to raise voice in favour of his husband, when then General Pervez Musharraf taken over the government from Nawaz Sharif on October 12, 1999 and the seasonal birds had left Nawaz alone. She quit the party leadership in 2002.In July 2017, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court. PML-N nominated Begum Kulsoom Nawaz as a candidate for NA-120 by polls. The seat fall vacant after the disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Unfortunately Begum Kulsoom Nawaz diagnosed with throat cancer and she left for London for surgery on August 17.Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Prime Minister has decided to oversee the election campaign for her ailing mother.She has run the election campaign of her mother very actively, nicely and elegantly.