Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has passed away at the age of 68 in London on Tuesday after a months-long battle with cancer. The news of her demise was confirmed by her brother-in-law and PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif. He will be flying to London to bring the last remains of her sister in law back to Pakistan. the burial will take place at Jati Umra, Lahore.
The arrangements are reported to be carried out to bring her back for the burial, according to the PKL-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb. Kulsoom Nawaz, who has been Pakistan’s first lady thrice, is survived by her husband and four children including 2 sons Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz. And two daughters Maryam and Asma.
According to the media reports Kulsoom Nawaz’s health began to deteriorate last night, developing lungs problems. According to the sources at the Harley Street Clinic London, she was placed on life support earlier today but unfortunately could not survive. Kulsoom Nawaz was suffering from lymphoma (throat) cancer and was under treatment for the past several months at the clinic.
Social media including Twitter mourns over the death news of Kulsoom Nawaz.
My deepest condolences on the demise of Begum Kalsoom Nawaz. May Allah swt bless her soul and give sabr-e-Jameel to @MaryamNSharif & the whole family. My prayers for the family in this time of sorrow.
— Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 11, 2018
Rip #KulsoomNawaz, May her soul rest in eternal peace .My condolence to the Sharif family.
— Shoaib Akhtar (@shoaib100mph) September 11, 2018
I still remember meeting #kulsoomnawaz after Nawaz Sharif was jailed by @P_Musharraf Shebrecounted how difficult it was for a house wife to come out and lead a political struggle against dictatorship and revived @pmln_org #RIP
— Mubashir Zaidi (@Xadeejournalist) September 11, 2018
We surely belong to Allah and to Him we shall return. Very Sad to hear about the demise of #KulsoomNawaz Sahiba. May Allah rest her soul in peace and give her highest place in Jannah. My heartfelt condolences with all the family members @Hussain_NSharif @MaryamNSharif @CMShehbaz
— Syed Mustafa Kamal (@KamalPSP) September 11, 2018
My condolences, on behalf of everyone at the British High Commission, on the passing away today of Former First Lady of Pakistan, Begum #KulsoomNawaz. My thoughts are with her family and friends.
— Thomas Drew (@TomDrewUK) September 11, 2018
Learned with grief about the passing of former First Lady of #Pakistan, Begum #KulsoomNawaz. My most heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. May her soul rest in peace! pic.twitter.com/UXVoCkLH7I
— Bernhard Schlagheck (@GermanyinPAK) September 11, 2018
— Danyal Gilani (@DanyalGilani) September 11, 2018
I met her and had a long convention with her once while she and Nawaz were seated next to me on a flight to London. She was a soft spoken, cultured and elegant lady. May she rest in peace #KulsoomNawaz
— Sara Taseer (@sarataseer) September 11, 2018
Someone has died for heavens sake, even animals show some respect to their dead. this is no time to settle scores either way, let’s just say a prayer for the lady and if that’s too much to ask then please just stay quiet. #KulsoomNawaz
— Farhan Mallick (@FGMallick) September 11, 2018
No matter what someone has done, the passing of your wife and your mother while you are in jail is not a laughing matter nor is it something to be celebrated. Hoping the trolls will spare #KulsoomNawaz at least in her death.
— Alia Chughtai (@AliaChughtai) September 11, 2018
#KulsoomNawaz Absolutely disgusting how some people r using Kulsoom bibis death to gain sympathy for Nawaz & Maryam & trying to portray them as tragic heroes. Shameful… Utterly shameful & disgusting. May Allah have mercy on Kulsoom bibi's soul & may Allah give us some decency.
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) September 11, 2018
إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعون#KulsoomNawaz
We did not let her face her illness in peace. Can we, please, let her be laid to rest in peace.
— Adil Najam (@AdilNajam) September 11, 2018