Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom suffering from throat cancer: aide

"Begum Kulsoom has been diagnosed with throat cancer in London. Doctors have said that her cancer is curable," Sharif''s political secretary Senator Dr Asif Karmani told PTI.

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Lahore, Publish Date: Aug 23 2017 12:50AM | Updated Date: Aug 23 2017 12:50AM
Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom suffering from throat cancer: aideFile Photo

Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of Pakistan's ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has been diagnosed with throat cancer, a close aide of former premier said today.

"Begum Kulsoom has been diagnosed with throat cancer in London. Doctors have said that her cancer is curable," Sharif's political secretary Senator Dr Asif Karmani told PTI.

Kulsoom had filed nomination papers for NA-120 in Lahore after the seat fell vacant following Sharif's disqualification to hold any office by the Supreme Court on July 28 in the Panama Papers case.

"Doctors will start her treatment in coming days in London," Dr Karmani added.

Kulsoom, in her mid-60s, had suddenly left for London last week on the day when her nomination papers were to be filed in the Election Commission of Pakistan.

Dr Karmani said Kulsoom would not be able to participate in election campaign for some days.