Published: Wed, September 12, 2018
Global Media | By Garry Long

Wife of Pakistan’s ex-PM, Nawaz dies in London

Wife of Pakistan’s ex-PM, Nawaz dies in London

The family had reported a slight improvement in her condition on July 11, a day before Nawaz Sharif and their daughter Maryam left for Pakistan after being sentenced to 10 years in jail in a corruption case. Referring to her mother's reign as PML-N chief, daughter Maryam once said that her mother had dauntlessly challenged a usurper when "most men did not".

In a separate statement, Imran commiserated with family of the deceased and directed to provide all facilities to the family and heirs of Kulsoom Nawaz as per the law. PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif will be proceeding to London to bring Kulsoom's body to Pakistan.

They are now serving jail terms of 10 and seven years, respectively, at Rawalpindi's Adiala jail, as well as being fined $10.5m and $2.6m each.

She would not take to politics again until previous year, after her husband - now prime minister again - was disqualified by the Supreme Court from holding a public office.

The announcement of Kulsoom's demise was made on twitter by Nawaz's younger brother Shehbaz Sharif.

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Mr Butt's family has Kashmiri origins and has deep roots in Lahore city, while Razia Begum hailed from a well-known family of wrestlers from Amritsar, India, who migrated to Lahore in 1947.

Khan termed the former first lady a "brave woman". Her daughter Maryam ran her election campaign in her absence. As a result, the family welcomed the military coup of 1977 which toppled Mr Bhutto's government and sent him to the gallows two years later following a controversial trial. Due to her illness, Begum Kulsoom was unable to return and formally take oath for the seat. Born in 1950, her maternal grandfather, Ghulam Mohammad Baksh, better known by his ring name, "Gama Pehelwan" or "The Great Gama", was considered to be one of the greatest wrestlers of all time in Pakistan.

Begum Kulsoom led defiant, lonely protests against the Musharraf regime to get her husband freed from prison.

But some observers pointed out that Kulsoom Nawaz was no political novice. Party leaders have also said that she occasionally wrote many of Nawaz's speeches. "May God bless her soul".

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

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