Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday termed demise of Kulsoom Nawaz better half of party’s supremo Nawaz Sharif a great loss for family.
As per details garnered, Shehbaz stated he would depart to London on first available flight.
“Nawaz Sharif had always consulted Kulsoom Nawaz during his tough hours. She challenged dictatorship courageously”, stated Shehbaz while adding at the same time late Kulsoom’s affiliation with democracy was proven and time-tested.
Shehbaz added nation will always remember services of Kulsoom Nawaz for democracy.
Begum Kulsoom Nawaz on Tuesday passed away at London’s Harley Street Clinic after a prolonged battle with cancer.
The news was confirmed by PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif. Kulsoom Nawaz is survived by her husband and four children, Hassan, Hussain, Maryam and Asma.
Her condition deteriorated moments before her death following which she was shifted to Intensive Care Unit (ICU). She will be laid to rest at Jati Umra in Lahore however, day and time are yet to be revealed.
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz, who are serving sentence in Adiala Jail, have also been informed about the demise of Begum Kulsoom.
The former first lady was diagnosed with lymphoma (throat cancer) in August 2017 after which, she was shifted to London’s Harley Street Clinic for treatment.
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz had flown to London several times to inquire about the health of Kulsoom Nawaz.
Family sources told that Begum Kulsoom had inquired about Nawaz and Maryam last night but was not informed about their conviction.