Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the woman behind a three-time premier

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When military dictator Pervez Musharraf staged a coup in 1999 and put Nawaz Sharif in jail, it was his wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who hit the streets with the protest of her life.

Begum Kulsoom passed away at the Harley Street Clinic on September 11 after doctors put her on life support earlier in the day.

On July 28 last year, the Supreme Court disqualified then PM Nawaz Sharif from holding public office. Mrs Sharif won the by-election on NA-120, the seat that her husband held. Unfortunately, she could never take oath as she was being treated in London for throat cancer. Days before her death, members of her family were given a delayed permission to visit her. She was unconscious by the time her husband and daughter arrived in London.