Kulsoom Nawaz diagnosed with cancer of lymph nodes, confirms Maryam Nawaz

  • Maryam Nawaz contradicted media reports that Kulsoom was diagnosed with blood cancer
  • She is PML-N candidate to contest by-polls in NA-120

LONDON – Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has been diagnosed with lymphoma i.e cancer of lymph nodes, said her daughter Maryam on Wednesday.

Taking to micro blogging site Twitter, Maryam Nawaz confirmed that Kulsoom was not diagnosed with blood cancer, infact the cancer related to the lymph nodes.

She went on to state that the treatment began immediately.

Maryam also claimed that the British doctors were hopeful that due to early stage diagnosis, the cancer was curable.

‘May Allah bless her with complete recovery’ she stated.

Maryam’s tweets follow media reports stating that former premier’s wife had been diagnosed with blood cancer.

On Tuesday, the media carried another report according to which Kulsoom had contracted throat cancer.

There are also reports that Kulsoom will not take part in her election campaign for NA-120 by-poll which is scheduled to take place on September 17.

Kulsoom filed nomination papers for NA-120 after the seat fell vacant following her husband Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification by the Supreme Court on July 28.

She left for London on August 17 unexpectedly at a day when she was summoned by the Election Commission of Pakistan for scrutiny of her nomination papers.