ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – President Dr Arif Alvi on Tuesday expressed grief over the demise of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, who passed away at London’s Harley Street Clinic after a prolonged battle with cancer.
The President prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace and extended his condolences to the bereaved Sharif family.
The body of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz will be brought back to Pakistan on Friday.
Sources privy to the Sharif family said that her dead body will be brought back to Pakistan on Friday for burial.
Shehbaz Sharif will leave for London today to get the dead body.
Begum Kulsoom Nawaz will be buried alongside Mian Sharif, her father-in-law, at Jati Umra.
Earlier, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif passed away in London’s Harley Street Clinic after prolonged illness.
Begum Kulsoom was under treatment at London’s Harley Street Clinic since June 2014. She was placed on life support earlier today after her health deteriorated last night.
Sources at the clinic said she had developed a lungs problem again.“She had been responding well without the ventilator until last night,” the sources said.
Begum Kulsoom was diagnosed with lymphoma (throat) cancer in August 2017.
The former first lady was born in 1950. She married former premier Nawaz Sharif in April 1971.