LONDON: The health of former and imprisoned premier Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Begum Kulsoom has improved following medical treatment.
According to family sources, her ventilator is being removed for several hours on daily basis and the process will continue.
It is pertinent here to mention that Begum Kulsoom Nawaz is undergoing treatment for throat cancer in London’s Harley Street Clinic.
She was put on life support after the former first lady was admitted to the hospital where she suffered a cardiac arrest. She has been unconscious and on the life support since then.
The former premier’s wife was diagnosed with lymphoma — a cancer of the lymph nodes — in August last year. She has since undergone several sessions of chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Initially she showed signs of improvement but as of late her condition has deteriorated.
The 68-year-old Kulsoom Nawaz was elected to the National Assembly of Pakistan for the first time in by-polls held in September last year. She filled the seat that fell vacant after her husband, Nawaz Sharif, was disqualified by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case.
All national leaders, including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, have wished Kulsoom well and prayed for her early recovery.