Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, has reportedly been diagnosed with throat cancer.
A source close to the Sharif family stated, on Tuesday, that the tests Begum Kulsoom did in London came positive, reported Dawn.com.
According to Dawn, this is a preliminary diagnosis and more information will be announced once more tests are done.
Maryam Nawaz, Sharif’s daughter, is reportedly running the election campaign during Begum Kulsoom’s time off.
The wife of ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will contest a special election for the parliamentary seat he was forced to vacate last month after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding office.
Papers for Kulsoom Nawaz’s candidacy were filed with election authorities earlier in August.
The special election is to be held in about a month.