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PM Imran Khan, Army Chief grieved over death of Kulsoom Nawaz

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Kulsoom Nawaz

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa have expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Kulsoom Nawaz.

The 68-year-old Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, died earlier in the day after battling from cancer at London’s Harley Street Clinic.

In a statement, the prime minister said that all facilities will be provided to the family and heirs of Kulsoom Nawaz as per law. He said that Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was a brave lady.

The prime minister has directed Pakistani High Commission in London to assist in provision of all necessary facilities to the heirs of the deceased.

The COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa also expressed 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,” the COAS said.

The Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and the Co-Chairman PPP Asif Ali Zardari also expressed grief and sorrow over the demise of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.

Bilawal Bhutto and Asif Zardari prayed Al Mighty Allah to rest the departed soul in eternal peace.

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was born in 1950 to a Kashmiri family. She did her Master’s in Urdu literature from University of the Punjab. She got married to Nawaz Sharif in 1971.

Kulsoom Nawaz served as the President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) from 1999 to 2002. In September 2017, she was elected to Lahore’s NA-120 and defeated Dr. Yasmin Rashid of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) by 59,413 votes. She had been a first lady of Pakistan from 1990-1993, 1997-1999 and 2013-2017.

Kulsoom Nawaz was diagnosed with early-stage lymphoma in August last year, and since then she was being treated for cancer at Harley Street Clinic. She was shifted on ventilator last night after her death further deteriorated.

Her death occurred at a time when her husband Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and the son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar are imprisoned at Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail while her both son Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz have been declared as absconders.

Meanwhile the Jail Sources said that Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Safdar have been informed about the death of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, and made sit at the Conference Room.

Her family sources said that Kulsoom Nawaz will be buried in Lahore.

The former Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif will visit Adiala Jail in a while, and meet Nawaz Sharif. Shahbaz Sharif said that he would leave for London by first available flight.

Sources said that Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz will be given bail on parole for three to five days to attend the last rites of Begul Kulsoom Nawaz.

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