Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif leaves for Lon­don to cel­e­brate Eidul Azha

The Miracle - - Pakistan - The Dawn News.com

The ousted PM is ex­pected to stay in UK for 10 days. Maryam vis­its NA-120 con­stituency as part of Kul­soom’s elec­tion cam­paign.

LA­HORE – For­mer prime min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif on Wed­nes­day de­parted for Lon­don to­day (Wed­nes­day) to visit his ail­ing wife, while sources claimed that he will also cel­e­brate Eidul Azha there. Begum Kul­soom Nawaz’s lym­phoma treat­ment is yet to start as doc­tors wait for some es­sen­tial scans and re­sults. Doc­tors have said that Kul­soom’s ail­ment is curable and the “treat­ment shouldn’t be too com­pli­cated.” The chemo­ther­apy treat­ment will start later this week or the fol­low­ing week, de­pend­ing on ap­proval of the doc­tors. Nawaz will reach Lon­don via flight EK-625 of a pri­vate air­line, and is ex­pected to stay there for ten days. Pak­istan Mus­lim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will also con­duct a rally in west Lon­don dur­ing his visit. He is likely to re­turn af­ter Eidul Azha. Maryam Nawaz dis­closed last week that her mother Kul­soom was di­ag­nosed with lym­phoma, a can­cer of the lymph nodes on the left side of her neck. The for­mer first lady flew to Lon­don un­ex­pect­edly on Au­gust 17 for a med­i­cal checkup. She is PML-N’s can­di­date for NA-120. Maryam, who is run­ning her mother’s cam­paign, also vis­ited the con­stituency on Tues­day. Later in the day, she will in­au­gu­rate an elec­tion cam­paign of­fice in the area. Maryam’s hus­band, MNA Capt (retd) Saf­dar, is ac­com­pa­ny­ing her dur­ing her visit to the con­stituency. The NA-120 seat fell va­cant fol­low­ing Nawaz’s dis­qual­i­fi­ca­tion by the Supreme Court in the Panama Papers case.

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