Pakistan mourns death of Kulsoom Nawaz

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz is survived by her husband former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and their four children. ─ DawnNewsTV

Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif, the wife of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif, died in London today.

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz did not actively participate in politics despite being married to Nawaz Sharif.

After the Supreme Court disqualified Nawaz Sharif from his seat a year ago, Kulsoom was elected to Lahore's NA-120 constituency in a bye-poll. Her family reported a slight improvement in her condition on July 12, a day before Nawaz and Maryam were set to return to Pakistan after an accountability court sentenced them to jail in the Avenfield corruption reference.

Army Chief Gen. Qamar Jawed Bajwa also expressed grief over Kulsoom's death and extended condolences to her family.

Kulsoom was being treated at the Harley Street Clinic in London, reported Geo News.

Pakistan People Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and former president Asif Ali Zardari also condoled with the Sharif family.

Muttahida Qaumi Movement's Syed Raza Ali Abidi asked for early bail for Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar on humanitarian grounds.

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Sharif's wife was diagnosed with lymphoma (throat) cancer in August 2017, and since then she was receiving treatment.

She is survived by her husband and four children, Hassan, Hussain, Maryam and Asma. Due to her illness, Begum Kulsoom was unable to return and formally take oath for the seat.

Begum Kulsoom led defiant, lonely protests against the Musharraf regime to get her husband freed from prison. She contested from the NA-120 seat despite her failing health and secured 59,413 votes to defeat Yasmin Rashid of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

The former first lady of Pakistan had suffered a cardiac arrest and placed on a ventilator in June this year.

Both her sons Hassan and Hussain reside in the United Kingdom and cared for her while Nawaz and Maryam attended near daily hearings of the corruption trial.

On August 23, 2017, United Kingdom doctors confirmed that Kulsoom Nawaz was suffering from cancer and was shifted to London for medical care.

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