Wife of Pakistan’s ex-PM Nawaz Sharif dies in London

Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of Pakistan’s ousted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has died in London.

She was 68. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of Kulsoom Nawaz. In a statement, he said all facilities will be provided to the family and heirs of Kalsoom Nawaz as per law.

The three-time first lady was diagnosed with cancer in August last year, and suffered a heart attack on 14th  June.

Her husband and daughter, Maryam, are both in jail in Pakistan. They returned to face a corruption conviction ahead of July’s election, leaving the ailing Kulsoom Nawaz in London.

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was elected as an MP last year after standing in for Nawaz Sharif. But she was not sworn in as she was already abroad for cancer treatment. She married Nawaz Sharif in 1971 and her husband was prime minister of Pakistan on three occasions.

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