Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, has been diagnosed with throat cancer, according to media reports.
She is currently in London for her medical checkup. Doctors say her cancer is in initial stages and is treatable.
Some reports also suggest that Kulsoom will not take part in her election campaign for NA-120 by-election which is due on September 17.
Kulsoom filed nomination papers for NA-120 constituency after the seat fell vacant, following Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification to hold the office of the PM by the Supreme Court on July 28.