Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of convicted PML leader Nawaz Sharif opened her eyes after a month-long coma. Hussain Nawaz confirmed the news on Thursday.
Hussain Nawaz was talking to media about her mother’s current condition, he said, “After exactly one month, she [my mother] has opened her eyes. She looked around after opening her eyes.”
He further said, “For some time her ventilator settings and sedatives were being reduced.”
Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz also tweeted about Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. She said, “First time in 30 days, Ami opened eyes for a few seconds. Don’t know if she saw or registered us. Still not conscious and on the ventilator. Prayers solicited.”
Begum Kulsoom Nawaz had been unconscious and in a critical condition after she suffered a cardiac arrest last month. She is being treated at the Harley Street Clinic in London.
In August 2017, Kulsoom Nawaz was diagnosed with lymphoma cancer and has undergone several chemotherapy sessions.
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz arrived in London prior to Eid-ul-Fitr and are currently there due to Kulsoom Nawaz’s prolonged illness. Both father-daughter duo will be returning to Pakistan on Friday.
The return comes a week after the accountability court verdict against them sentencing Nawaz 11-year prison, and eight years to Maryam Nawaz in the Avenfield properties case.
Nawaz Sharif was also fined eight million and Maryam Nawaz two million pounds. Capt. (Retd) Safdar was sentenced to one year.
It is expected that Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz will be arrested upon their arrival.
During a news conference in London on Thursday, Nawaz Sharif wished to see his wife opening her eyes again and requested the nation to pray for her recovery.
Nawaz Sharif explained that he is returning homeland “despite seeing a prison cell in front of me […] I am returning to fulfill the promise of giving respect to the vote”.