London (August 31, 2017): Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, underwent throat cancer surgery on Thursday, said her daughter Maryam Nawaz.
In a tweet posted on the same day, Maryam asked the public to pray for her mother as she was undergoing a surgery.
Ami in surgery at the moment. Request you all to pray for her. Thank you. pic.twitter.com/i9Y3h5Eno3
— Maryam Nawaz Sharif (@MaryamNSharif) August 31, 2017
Nawaz saw her off before she was taken to the operation theater at a hospital in central London.Kulsoom Nawaz underwent medical check-ups in London, after which doctors diagnosed her with throat cancer.
Kulsoom Nawaz left for London ahead of the scrutiny of her nomination papers for the upcoming NA-120 by-elections. The seat fell vacant after Nawaz was disqualified by the Supreme Court in the Panama case on July 28 over charges of concealing his salary from a Dubai-based company that he claims he never received.