Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa telephoned former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif today, Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) stated.
According to media of wing of military, Army Chief asked Sharif about health of his wife Kalsoom Nawaz. "Bajwa prayed for quick health recovery of Kalsoom Nawaz," DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor tweeted.
Kalsoom Nawaz was diagnosed with cancer by British consultants and sources in the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) confirmed.
However, the former first lady who left for London last week, will stay as PML-N candidate for NA-120 by-election, which is scheduled to take place on Sept 17.
The NA-120 seat had fallen vacant following Nawaz Sharif’s disqualification by the Supreme Court in Panama Papers case on July 28.