LAHORE: Social worker Ghazala Hameed – wife of Sheikh Amar Hameed and mother of Alia Hameed, Osman Hameed and Saif Hameed – passed away on January 13 in London.
She was born in Dhaka to Hasan Turab Ali and Tara Turab Ali. She and her family returned to Lahore, where she spent the majority of her life.
She was a committed social worker, and served the Pakistan Society for the Rehabilitation of the Disabled in various executive roles – most recently as senior vice president – for almost three decades. She was also Pakistan’s representative for a number of international organisations focused on helping people with disabilities, including Rehabilitation International, for which she was elected to the executive committee as deputy vice president for the Asia-Pacific region.
Her funeral will be held in Lahore today (Thursday) at 12:00pm at her home, 4 Amjad Khurshid Road, Cantt, Lahore.
Published in The Express Tribune, January 19th, 2017.
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