Web Desk (September 11, 2018): Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif has passed away after prolonged illness on Tuesday, confirmed President PML-N, Shehbaz Sharif.
Begum Kulsoom was under treatment at London’s Harley Street Clinic since June 2014.
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According to sources, the Sharif family has decided to bring back Begum Kulsoom’s body to Pakistan.
Former PM Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz, who are serving sentence in Adiala Jail, have also been informed about the demise of Begum Kulsoom, who will be granted parole for the funeral and burial of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.Sources told Abb Takk that the three will be granted parole from the time of Begum Kulsoom’s funeral prayers till her burial, the sources said.
A request is necessary for parole to be granted, sources add.
Earlier, Begum Kulsoom’s health deteriorated last night as she developed a lungs problem again, the sources said.
She was placed on ventilator by the doctors.
میری بھابھی اور میاں نواز شریف صاحب کی اہلیہ بیگم کلثوم نواز اب ہم میں نہیں رہیں، اللہ تعالٰی انکی مغفرت فرمائے۔
ﺇﻧَّﺎﻟِﻠّٰﻪ ﻭﺇﻧَّﺎﺇﻟَﻴْﻪِ ﺭَﺍﺟِﻌُﻮْﻥ
— President PMLN (@president_pmln) September 11, 2018
PML-N president and Nawaz’s younger brother, Shehbaz Sharif, said the party and Pakistan’s democratic process are indebted to Begum Kulsoom.
“An era has come to an end,” he said.
“She played an exemplary role as a mother, sister, daughter and wife,” Shehbaz said.
The PML-N president continued, “She fought bravely in the most difficult times.”“Her death is a huge loss and I am in shock,” he stated.
The former premier’s wife, who has been undergoing cancer treatment at the clinic in London, was taken off ventilator last month.
“She had been responding well without the ventilator until last night,” the sources said.
The Sharif family has confirmed that Begum Kulsoom is critical and appealed for prayers.The ex-prime minister’s wife was admitted to the hospital on June 14 after suffering a cardiac arrest.
Begum Kulsoom was diagnosed with lymphoma (throat) cancer in August.
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.
Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of Begum Kulsoom.
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In a statement, the prime minister said all facilities will be provided to the family and heirs of Begum Kulsoom as per law.
The prime minister has directed Pakistani High Commission in London to assist in the provision of all necessary facilities to the heirs of the deceased.
Army Chief General Qamar Jawed Bajwa also expressed grief over Begum Kulsoom’s death and extended condolences to her family.
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون
COAS expresses his grief and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family on sad demise of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. “May Allah bless the departed soul eternal peace at Heaven-Amen”, COAS.
— Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor (@OfficialDGISPR) September 11, 2018
Chairman PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, Co-Chairman PPP, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, State Minister for Interior, Shahryar Afridi and others expressed grief condoled the bereaved family.
Begum Kulsoom Nawaz Profile:
Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was born on March 29, 1950 in a Kashmiri family. Kulsoom passed his graduation from Islamia College Lahore and completed MA in Urdu poetry from Punjab University. She also received a Ph.D degree.
She had the honour of serving as the first lady thrice. She is the granddaughter of legendary wrestler Ghulam Mohammad Baksh known as ‘Gama Pahalwan’.She tied the knot with Nawaz Sharif on April 2, 1970. Kulsoom was blessed with two sons and two daughters. She became the First Lady of Pakistan on November 6, 1990.Begum Kulsoom Nawaz had to raise voice in favour of his husband, when then General Pervez Musharraf taken over the government from Nawaz Sharif on October 12, 1999 and the seasonal birds had left Nawaz alone. She quit the party leadership in 2002.In July 2017, former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court. PML-N nominated Begum Kulsoom Nawaz as a candidate for NA-120 by polls. The seat fall vacant after the disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Unfortunately Begum Kulsoom Nawaz diagnosed with throat cancer and she left for London for surgery on August 17.
Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former Prime Minister has decided to oversee the election campaign for her ailing mother.She has run the election campaign of her mother very actively, nicely and elegantly.
Begum Kulsoom Nawaz leaves behind four children, two daughters Asma and Maryam, two sons Hasan and Hussain.
She was under treatment at London’s Harley Street Clinic since June 2017. She was diagnosed with lymphoma (throat) cancer in August 2017.Begum Kulsoom was under treatment at London’s Harley Street Clinic since June 2017.
She was placed on life support earlier today as her health deteriorated last night.
Begum Kulsoom leaves behind daughters four children, Asma, Maryam, Hasan and Hussain.