ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 07th Nov, 2016 ) : The 5th death anniversary of a legendary Pakistan Movement worker Begum Nasim Altaf Parwaz will be observed on Tuesday at 12.30 pm. Family member, relatives and friends will gather at H-8 Graveyard Islamabad to honour her services for the independence movement, offer Fateha and also to place wreaths on the grave of the deceased. She hoisted a 'Sabz Hilali Percham' (flag) over Lahore Secretariat by replacing the symbol of Union Jack, the British flag during early days of Pakistan Movement.
She died at the age of 90 in November 2011. She was buried at H-8 Graveyard Islamabad. She was mother of poet, writer and journalist Tahir Parwaz, columnist Sohail Parwaz, Zubair Altaf and Aamir Altaf. She was awarded a Gold Medal by Aiwan-e-Karkunan-e-Tehrik-e- Pakistan for her selfless and untiring services during Pakistan Movement. She used to motivate women, housewives and girls for active participation in the movement by visiting them door-to-door.
She was married to renowned poet and journalist of Sub-continent late Altaf Parwaz whose poetry inspired the masses during the independence movement. Begum Nasim also served the injured refugees at Walton Camp Lahore. She remained a forefront active worker of Muslim League. In 1950s, she remained editor of a monthly magazine "Sehar" and also helped the needy women by empowering them to earn their livelihood through a social welfare organisation "Tarinjan".