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September 1, 2017

Kulsoom Nawaz undergoes throat cancer surgery

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September 1, 2017

LONDON: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, underwent throat cancer surgery on Thursday.

Geo News exclusively revealed that the former premier Nawaz Sharif accompanied his wife to a central London clinic where Begum Kulsoom Nawaz underwent surgery. Nawaz Sharif saw her off before she was taken to the operation theatre at the central London hospital. A source told this scribe that special prayers were held before at the home of Hasan Nawaz before Begum Kulsoom Nawaz left for the hospital.

The former prime minister reached London on Wednesday evening to be with his wife ahead of the start of her treatment. Nawaz Sharif was received by a large crowd of his charged supporters but he was unable to speak to his supporters because of mismanagement. PML-N workers jostled and pushed aside each other to reach to Nawaz Sharif. Nawaz Sharif in his brief comments thanked overseas Pakistanis for their support for him and promised that he will soon address them.

In a tweet posted on the same day, Maryam asked the public to pray for her mother as she was undergoing a surgery. Kulsoom Nawaz underwent medical check-ups in London, after which doctors diagnosed her with throat cancer. Later, her daughter Maryam Nawaz confirmed the news in a tweet saying Kulsoom Nawaz was diagnosed with lymphoma, a cancer of the lymph nodes.

Geo News revealed last week that Begum Kulsoom Nawaz had been diagnosed with throat cancer and doctors had told her that her cancer was curable. Sources had told Geo News that Kulsoom Nawaz’s treatment included chemotherapy. When asked about the nature of cancer, the sources said doctors were of the opinion the ailment was curable. However, as per the doctors, a lot depended on how well Kulsoom Nawaz reacts to the chemotherapy. Kulsoom Nawaz left for London ahead of the scrutiny of her nomination papers for the upcoming NA-120 by-elections.

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