Kulsoom Nawaz diagnosed with throat cancer: report

Published: August 22, 2017

Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, has been diagnosed with throat cancer, a report has claimed.

Quoting sources, Express News reported that the former first lady was diagnosed with the disease in London, where she went for medical tests last week.

Doctors, however, said the type of cancer Kulsoom is suffering from is treatable, saying she will undergo treatment soon for a speedy recovery.

Kulsoom, the sources added, will not be part of the campaign to contest elections in NA-120 constituency, the seat which fell vacant following Nawaz’s dismissal.

Kulsoom Nawaz’s papers accepted for NA-120

Insiders said Maryam Nawaz will lead the campaign, adding that Kulsoom may also join the drive in the last week prior to the polls.

A five-member Supreme Court bench on July 28 disqualified Nawaz from the PM’s office for failing to declare a salary, which he had not withdrawn as an executive of Dubai-based company, as an asset when filing his nomination papers in 2013.

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Reader Comments (15)

  • shoaib wahab
    Aug 22, 2017 - 8:17PM

    Lies and more lies…Recommend

  • Lilly
    Aug 22, 2017 - 8:26PM

    So sad to hear this.Recommend

  • Saleem
    Aug 22, 2017 - 8:49PM

    Sharifs are strong breed. If husband can lead democracy march after a year of open heart surgery then why cant former first lady campaign after within weeksRecommend

  • Amir
    Aug 22, 2017 - 9:21PM

    Shaukat Khanum would have been better and more cheaper…and given us average citizen encouragement that our hospitals are also world class

    BTW doesn’t your husband has a private hospital? Itefaq Hosp? dont’ you hire processional qualified doctors who could have diagnosed and treated you

    Same question for dr. Asim. Doesn’t ziauddin does heart operationsRecommend

    Aug 22, 2017 - 9:32PM

    Politics is greedy, makes a person greedy. May Allah protect all of us. Cancer is not a big deal. With early diagnosis the treatment is simple. I am just thankful to Allah, for everything he has blessed. Feel sorry for poor souls of Pakistan politics who never quit. May Allah give them guidance too.Ameen.Recommend

  • Parvez
    Aug 22, 2017 - 10:04PM

    …..now the next news will be that Nawaz will have to go to London to be with her .Recommend

  • Faheem Akhtar
    Aug 22, 2017 - 10:30PM

    Now Nawaz will go after her and end of corruption references. Smart move.Recommend

  • Abdul Rehman
    Aug 22, 2017 - 11:10PM

    all those making negative comments you all are the sickest people on earth. what if i say IK fall before GE2013 was planned to get sympathy votes what will you say me in that case?Recommend

  • Sodomite
    Aug 22, 2017 - 11:54PM

    Now she will be elected by PMLN voters. No questions asked. Recommend

  • Fayyaz
    Aug 23, 2017 - 12:10AM

    It is sad that after being in power for 30 years, the family’s diseases can be diagnosed and treated only in London. If the diagnosis is true, unlike open heart surgery of her husband, shouldn’t she be worried about her health than fighting elections. Recommend

  • Haji Atiya
    Aug 23, 2017 - 7:16AM

    Well, it would help to lay off the booze and smokes.Recommend

  • Hasan
    Aug 23, 2017 - 8:06AM

    if this is true, get well soon.
    People have a heart… if someone is unwell plz wish them speedy recovery.

    Don’t politicise everything. Be human.Recommend

  • Naeem
    Aug 23, 2017 - 8:14AM

    I hope she dies as early as possible to meet her creator. We as muslims do not celebrate this transient life as much as life after…life here after is more perpetual and meaningful. She could be the shaheed-e-jamhoriat. I hope she attains status of shahadah as early as possible. Recommend

  • Hasan
    Aug 23, 2017 - 2:45PM

    What a cruel and heartless inhuman comment from you.

    What if someone from your close family was suffering and the world said that about your family?Recommend

  • shery
    Aug 23, 2017 - 2:57PM

    Sad to hear about the illness Kulsoom Nawaz .
    Prayers for her earliest recovery and long life.!!Recommend

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