Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Begum Kulsoom passed away on Tuesday. She was under treatment at London’s Harley Street Clinic since July last year. According to reports, her health deteriorated on Monday night and she was placed on life support.
Sharif’s wife was diagnosed with lymphoma (throat) cancer in August 2017, and since then she was receiving treatment.
Her husband and former prime minister, Nawaz Sharif, along with her daughter Maryam Nawaz is serving a jail sentence at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.
Nawaz Sharif and his daughter were arrested on July 14 in Lahore in connection with a corruption scandal related to offshore properties. He was sentenced to 10-year jail term by an anti-corruption court in Pakistan.
Nawaz Sharif’s off-shore properties were leaked in Panama papers 2 years back and the scandal came to be known as Avenfield corruption case.
WHAT IS THE AVENFIELD CORRUPTION CASE?
In 2015, Panama Papers leak revealed that Nawaz Sharif’s children had links with foreign companies, that were being used to channel funds and buy properties in foreign. These properties include a number of houses in Avenfield House, Park Lane, London.