Nawaz Sharif’s wife dies in London hospital


London: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, died today at a hospital in London after a prolonged battle with throat cancer.

Kulsoom (68), who was under treatment at London’s Harley Street Clinic since June 2014, was placed on life support earlier Tuesday after her health deteriorated, Geo TV reported.

Her health began deteriorating on Monday night as she had developed a lung problem again, the channel said.

Sharif’s brother and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif in a tweet confirmed her death. “My sister-in-law and the wife of Nawaz Sharif sahib is no more amongst us. May God bless her soul,” he tweeted.

Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar are currently serving jail terms in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi after being convicted by an accountability court in a corruption case in July.

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