Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's wife, Begum Kulsoom, passed away on Tuesday, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president Shehbaz Sharif confirmed.
Begum Kulsoom was under treatment at London’s Harley Street Clinic since June 2014.
She was placed on life support earlier today as her health deteriorated last night.
Sources at the clinic said she had developed a lungs problem again.
“She had been responding well without the ventilator until last night,” the sources said.
Begum Kulsoom was diagnosed with lymphoma (throat) cancer in August 2017.
The former first lady was born in 1950. She married former premier Nawaz Sharif in April 1971.
Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed deep grief and sorrow over the demise of Begum Kulsoom.
In a statement, the prime minister said all facilities will be provided to the family and heirs of Begum Kulsoom as per law.
Army Chief General Qamar Jawed Bajwa also expressed grief over Begum Kulsoom’s death and extended condolences to her family.