ISLAMABAD: The 97th death anniversary of first General Secretary of All India Muslim League Nawab Waqar-ul-Mulk was observed on Monday (today).
Nawab Waqar-ul-Mulk, known as Mushtaq Hussain Zuberi, was born in the Meerut on 24 March 1841. He was a Muslim politician and one of the founders of All India Muslim League.
On December 9, 1890, he was conferred upon the title of Nawab Waqar-ul-Mulk. He was a great admirer of Sir Syed Ahmed Khan.
For the Scientific Society, he translated a book `French Revolution and Napoleon’. When the College Fund Committee was formed, he became one of its members and worked ceaselessly for popularizing the movement of Sir Syed.
In December 1906, the Nawab Waqar-ul-Mulk, Sir Agha Khan, Sir Shafi of Lahore and Nawab Salimullah Khan of Dhaka organized an All India Muhammadan Educational Conference in Calcutta and launched a new party called Muslim League of which Nawab Waqar-ul-Mulk became General Secretary.
He also played a role in shaping far-reaching political developments as one of the founders of the All India Muslim League of which he was the first Joint Secretary.
Due to bad health, Nawab Waqar-ul Mulk resigned from the office of the Secretary of Aligarh in 1912 and after a prolonged illness; he died on January 27, 1917.