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Begum Kulsoom Nawaz passes away in London

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LONDON: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz has passed away in a London hospital on Tuesday, PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif has confirmed.

She was suffering from cancer and was under treatment for the past several months at London's Harley Street Clinic.

Former first lady was diagnosed with lymphoma (throat) cancer in August 2017. She has undergone several sessions of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.

She was feeling better for the last month but was shifted to the hospital last night in emergency and put on ventilator again, her son Hussain Nawaz said.

Family sources  confirmed that she would be buried in Pakistan.

Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif  and  his daughter Maryam Nawaz are serving jail term in Adiala. Both of them were in London to see her when they were convicted of corruption in Avenfield reference on July 06.

She remained  unconscious all the time and unfortunately they returned to Pakistan without  speaking to her.

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