Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif s wife Kulsoom Nawaz dies in London

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz is survived by her husband former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and their four children. ─ DawnNewsTV

She married Nawaz Sharif in April 1971.

Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryum Nawaz will be given a 12-hour parole to attend Begum Kulsoom's last rites, he said. Nawaz and daughter Maryam were informed by jail authorities of the former first lady's demise.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said that arrangements were being made to bring her body back to Pakistan for burial in the family home at Jati Umra, Raiwind.

Shehbaz Sharif will leave for London today to get the dead body.

Pakistan People Party Chairperson Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and former president Asif Ali Zardari also condoled with the Sharif family.

Jailed ex-premier Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz are now in Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi, serving their sentences in the Avenfield corruption case; and were handed jail sentences of 10 years and seven years respectively. She was diagnosed with lymphoma past year, barely a month after Nawaz Sharif was removed from office by the Supreme Court, which ordered him to face trial in an anti-corruption court.

In a statement, Prime Minister Imran Khan, a bitter rival to the Sharifs whose PTI handily beat the outgoing PML-N at a general election in July, said Nawaz Sharif and his daughter would be "provided all facilities that they are entitled to under law".

Kulsoom belonged to a respected Lahori family of Kashmiri origin.

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For her undergraduate studies, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz attended the Forman Christian College and then pursued a Masters degree at the Punjab University.

She had the honour of serving as the first lady thrice in her lifetime.

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi remarked that he has instructed the Pakistani High Commission in London to facilitate the bereaved family in every way.

But she could never return to the country to take her oath as a member of parliament.

Over the last 30 years, she had stood by her husband and advised him on various government affairs.

President Dr Arif Alvi has expressed grief over the passing away of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.

Former Pakistan Cricket Board chairperson Najam Sethi also expressed his grief.

"May Allah bless the departed soul eternal peace at Heaven", he remarked.

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