Srinagar: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former Pak prime minister Nawaz Sharif, passed away in London on Tuesday after a months-long battle with cancer, Dawn reported quoting her brother-in-law and PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif.
She is survived by her husband and four children, Hassan, Hussain, Maryam and Asma.
Begum Kulsoom had been placed on life support earlier today as her health began deteriorating, reports quoting sources at London’s Harley Street Clinic said.
Begum Kulsoom’s health began deteriorating last night as she had developed a lung problem again, Geo reported.
The three-time former first lady was diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma in August last year and had been in London since, where she underwent multiple surgeries and at least five chemotherapy sessions.
She had suffered a cardiac arrest and was placed on a ventilator in June this year. 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.
The former PM and his daughter are both currently serving their sentences in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail.