Kulsoom Nawaz Just Passed Away After Her Battle With Cancer

By Sarmad Amer | 11 Sep, 2018

Kulsoom Nawaz, former first lady and wife of jailed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has passed away. She was battling cancer for the last several months and had reportedly been in coma, as well.

 

Kulsoom was diagnosed with Lymphoma, a type of cancer that affects lymph nodes, in August 2017

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Source: tribune.com.pk

She had been diagnosed in London and her treatment had been happening ever since. She had reportedly gone through multiple surgeries and at least five chemotherapy sessions.

 

Kulsoom got married to Nawaz Sharif in April 1971 and served as the first lady when her husband was elected

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Source: pindipost.pk

Lahore born Kulsoom served as Pakistan’s first lady from 1990 to 1993, 1997 to 1999 and then from 2013 to 2017, when her husband served as the Prime Minister of the country.

 

Kulsoom had also served as the President of Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz  from 1992 to 2002

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Source: dailypakistan.com.pk

After her husband’s government was dismissed by General Pervez Musharraf in a military coup and her husband was jailed, Kulsoom took over as the party’s President.

 

As news of her passing broke, people on social media shared their condolences

 

 

Emotional Photos Of The Sharif Family Saying Goodbye Have Gone Viral But No One Is Buying Them

 

 

 

This Heartfelt Tweet By Maryam Nawaz About Her Parents Will Make You Forget Politics, For A Second

 


Cover image via: dailytimes.com.pk

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