Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of deposed premier Nawaz Sharif, passed away in London on Tuesday after suffering from complications related to cancer.
Begum Kulsoom contested and won from NA-120, a traditional bastion of the Pakistan Muslim League–Nawaz (PML-N) after the seat fell vacant following Nawaz’s disqualification by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case.
Prime Minister Imran Khan offered his condolences on Begum Kulsoom’s demise and said that incarcerated members of the Sharif family will be facilitated in whichever way the law allows, said a press statement issued by the Prime Minister Office read. The government will also reach out to the Pakistani High Commissioner in the United Kingdom to facilitate Sharif family members there.
Members of the Pakistan Bar Council, in a press release, extended their condolences over the sad demise of former premier’s wife. They also prayed “Almighty Allah for resting the departed soul in eternal peace and granting fortitude to the bereaved”.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar expressed deep sorrow and grief on the sad demise. The official statement said that the Justice Nisar prayed to Almighty Allah to shower His blessings upon the departed soul.
Social media users took to Twitter to offer condolences to the Sharif family on their loss.