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Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif's Wife Kulsoom Nawaz Passes Away In London

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| September 11 , 2018 , 18:49 IST

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom Nawaz passed away on Tuesday in a hospital in London.

According to media reports, Kulsoom was placed on life support earlier in the day as her health deteriorated. The three-time former first lady of Pakistan was diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma in August last year and had been since then in London where she underwent multiple surgeries.

According to Pakistan media Geo TV, 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.

The former first lady of Pakistan had suffered a cardiac arrest and placed on a ventilator in June this year. A slight improvement in her condition was reported by her family members in June, a day before her husband and daughter were set to return to Pakistan to serve their sentences in the Avenfield corruption

She was elected from Lahore's NA-120 constituency in a by-election after her husband was disqualified from the seat by the Supreme Court last year but left for Britain even before she could start campaigning. In her absence, Maryam ran her campaign. Due to her illness, Kulsoom was unable to return and formally take oath as a member of the National Assembly.

Born in 1950 in Lahore to a Kashmiri family, Kulsoom attended Islamia College and graduated from the Forman Christian College in Lahore. She received a Master's degree in Urdu from Punjab University in 1970.