Kulsoom health condition critical: Nawaz Sharif

LONDON: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif said here on Wednesday the health condition of his spouse Kulsoom Nawaz was very critical as she was still on ventilator, and needed the prayers of the nation.

“When I came to London four-five days ago on Eid holidays, Kulsoom was in the hospital and was unconscious. Since then I’ve not been able to talk to her,” he told a crowded Pakistani media here outside the Harley Street, the clinic where his wife was under treatment.

He said his wife was under treatment for cancer, but also suffered a cardiac arrest which worsened her health. Since then she has been unconscious and on ventilator (life supporting machine).”

“I feel regret that my wife is in critical condition and needs my presence and care of her, but I am not getting the opportunity [to do so],” he remarked.

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was flanked by former Finance Minister Mohammad Ishaq Dar.

He thanked the nation for praying for his wife Begum Kalsoom Nawaz during Eid.

He said he was facing a difficult period in his life.

Earlier, talking to the media, Hussain Nawaz, Sharif’s son, said his mother’s health condition was critical.

He said doctors had declared her as “gravely sick and a high-risk patient”, and she was still unconscious.

Hussain Nawaz, however, said “doctors feel that her vital signs are stable”.

Former Chief Minister of Punjab, Mian Shahbaz Sharif, who was also present with Hussain Nawaz, said the health of his sister-in-law was very critical and requested the nation to pray for her good health.

Kalsoom Nawaz suffered a cardiac arrest late Thursday and was shifted to Harley Street Clinic’s intensive care unit and placed on ventilator.

According to hospital sources, Kulsoom Nawaz was being provided the best medical treatment.

On Wednesday, a larger number of political workers belonging to different political parties in Pakistan, including PML-N, PPP and PTI, came to The Harley Clinic and prayed for the early recovery of the health of Kulsoom Nawaz.

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