CJP, NAB chief condole death of Kulsoom Nawaz

10:31 PM | 11 Sep, 2018
CJP, NAB chief condole death of Kulsoom Nawaz
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ISLAMABAD - Chief Justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar on Tuesday expressed grief over the death of former first lady Kulsoom Nawaz and condoled with the Sharif family.

He prayed for the departed soul in best words. Meanwhile, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal also expressed his grief over Kulsoom’s death and extended his condolences to the former ruling family.

Kulsoom Nawaz dies battling cancer in London 03:39 PM | 11 Sep, 2018

LONDON - Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, died at the age of 68 on Tuesday in London, ...

Kulsoom, the wife of disgraced PM and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, 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.

“My sister-in-law and wife of Mian Nawaz Sharif, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz is no more. May her soul rest in peace,” Shehbaz Sharif said in a twitter announcement.

“Nawaz Sharif had always consulted Kulsoom Nawaz during his tough hours. She [Kulsoom Nawaz] challenged dictatorship courageously,” stated Shehbaz while adding at the same time late Kulsoom’s affiliation with democracy was proven and time-tested.

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.

Her funeral prayers will be offered at Regent’s Park in London Thursday and her body will be brought back to Pakistan after fulfilling legal obligations on Friday. She will be buried alongside her father-in-law, Mian Sharif, at Jati Umra.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has postponed all political activities for three days of mourning.