Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of Ex. Pak pm Nawaz Sharif, passed away in London
Pakistan media reports, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of ex Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, passed away in London on Tuesday after suffering from complications related to cancer.
She was 68 years old.
Nawaz Sharif and their daughter Maryam are currently lodged in Rawalpindi jail.
Begum Kulsoom contested and won NA-120, a traditional bastion of the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) after the seat fell vacant following Nawaz’s disqualification by the Pakistan Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case.
According to reports, Begum Kusloom's health deteriorated earlier today and she was placed back on the ventilator.
During her husband’s exile after the 1999 military coup, Begum Kulsoom took over reins of the party and served as its president from 1999 to 2002. Referring to her mother, Maryam Nawaz had said that she had dauntlessly challenged a usurper when “most men did not”.
Born into a Kashmiri family in Punjab, she graduated from Forman Christian College University.
She was born into a Kashmiri family in Punjab and graduated from Forman Christian College. Nawaz and Begum Kulsoom married in 1971 and had four children; Hassan, Hussain, Maryam and Asma.
Pak PM Imran expressed deep grief, sorrow over her demise.