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Maryam Nawaz leaves for London to see her ailing mother

Maryam Nawaz

LAHORE: A day after PML-N won back NA-120 seat, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s daughter Maryam Nawaz departed for London on Monday morning to see her ailing mother Begum Kusloom Nawaz, who is undergoing treatment for throat cancer.

Maryam boarded a London-bound flight along with her spouse retired Capt Safdar at Lahore airport.

Nawaz Sharif along with his two sons is currently in London in connection with the treatment of his wife.

Maryam Nawaz was in Pakistan and ran her mother’s campaign for the by-election in NA-120 of Lahore, vacated after the lifelong disqualification of Sharif.

Talking to media in London on Sunday, the former premier had applauded his daughter for successfully running Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s election campaign.

Sharif told the media that his wife is undergoing treatment and another surgery is planned in the coming days.

According to unofficial results, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) candidate Begum Kulsoom Nawaz won the NA-120 by-election with a margin of 14,188 votes on Sunday.

Kulsoom bagged 61,254 votes to secure the National Assembly seat, while Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) candidate Dr Yasmin Rashid stood runner-up with 47,066 votes.

Milli Muslim League candidate came third with 4,174 votes, while Pakistan Peoples Party candidate got 2,520 votes.

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