Published:  12:23 AM, 12 September 2018

Wife of Nawaz Sharif dies in London

The cancer-stricken wife of Pakistan's jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has died in London, her brother-in-law said on Tuesday.

Kulsoom Nawaz Sharif died after months of being in a coma. Her husband and daughter left her bedside to return to Pakistan and be arrested on corruption-related charges just ahead of the July 25 elections. "

The wife of Nawaz Sharif is no more among us," Shehbaz Sharif, the former prime minister's brother, said on Twitter. When Nawaz and Maryam Sharif left London for Pakistan in July, they knew they faced lengthy jail terms and would likely not see Ms Nawaz again.

-Reuters, Islamabad

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