Pakistan

Political Career of Begum Kulssom Nawaz

Begum Kalsoom Nawaz has been married to Mian Mohammad Nawaz Shareef for about 46 years, but mostly she stayed out of politics although she was the First Lady of Pakistan for three non-consecutive terms. She avoided involving in National politics herself but she led a movement for her husband when he was arrested after a military coup by General Pervaiz Musharaf in 1999. Initially she was also arrested by female members of Pakistan Military Police and she was immediately shifted to her local residence where she was house arrested.  And she was nominated as a party leader after the arrest of Mian Mohammad Nawaz Shareef and she stayed as party president or chairperson until Dec 2002 when her husband freed from Adyala jail and the family was exiled to Saudi Arabia.

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