Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif s wife Kulsoom Nawaz dies in London

Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz passes away in London

Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz passes away in London

The 68-year-old had been diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma in August last year and had been London since, the Dawn reported.

In the video, a visibly emotional Sharif can be seen talking to his unconscious wife in a London hospital before his return to Pakistan on July 12 to serve his 11-year jail term.

"Feeling so sorry for Maryam and Mian sahib (Nawaz Sharif)", tweeted one user, Mobeen Shafaat.

Begum Kulsoom, wife of jailed former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif, died on Tuesday in London after a prolonged illness, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif said.

Kulsoom Nawaz's health deteriorated rapidly after her initial diagnosis with lymphoma in June 2017.

Nawaz, Maryam have been serving time in Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi after an accountability court ruled that they had assets beyond known income.

In her absence, Maryam ran her campaign.

Others speculated on whether Khan's government would allow Sharif or his daughter to return to London to collect Nawaz's body.

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She won a by-election to the national assembly seat, vacated by her husband's disqualification in a Panama Papers case verdict a year ago in July, from her hospital bed in London.

Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif died after months in a coma.

Mr Butt's family has Kashmiri origins and has deep roots in Lahore city, while Razia Begum hailed from a well-known family of wrestlers from Amritsar, India, who migrated to Lahore in 1947. She was diagnosed with lymphoma previous year.

She attended Islamia College and graduated from the Forman Christian College in Lahore.

Kulsoom Sharif was briefly a member of parliament from September 2017 to July 2018 when she won her husband's former seat in a by-election after the Supreme Court disqualified him.

Begum Kulsoom led defiant, lonely protests against the Musharraf regime to get her husband freed from prison. "She's contributed famously to my father's life and to democracy in Pakistan".

The Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa also extended his heartfelt condolence.

"I pray to the Almighty to grant eternal peace to Begum Sahiba and strength to you and the bereaved family to bear this irreparable loss", the letter read further.

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