Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif, passed away in London on Tuesday after suffering from complications related to cancer.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif and her son, Hussain Nawaz, confirmed that the former first lady breathed her last at a clinic in London.
میری بھابھی اور میاں نواز شریف صاحب کی اہلیہ بیگم کلثوم نواز اب ہم میں نہیں رہیں، اللہ تعالٰی انکی مغفرت فرمائے۔
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Further, Harley Street Clinic confirmed her death and said it will be reported to the coroner shortly. Body will be shifted to a mortuary soon, the clinic said.
Begum Kulsoom was under treatment at London’s Harley Street Clinic since June 2017. She was placed on life support last night as her health deteriorated. Sources at the clinic said she had developed a lungs problem again.
“She had been responding well without the ventilator until last night,” the sources said. According to sources, the Sharif family has decided to bring back Begum Kulsoom’s body to Pakistan.
“She will not buried in London,” the family confirmed. Begum Kulsoom was diagnosed with lymphoma (throat) cancer in August 2017.
The former first lady was born in 1950. She married former premier Nawaz Sharif in 1971. Her husband and daughter, Maryam Nawaz, are currently serving a jail sentence at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.