An unseen video of Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif asking his wife Begum Kulsoom to open her eyes for the last time has gone viral on social media soon after her death in London on Tuesday.
In the video, a visibly emotional Sharif can be heard saying in Urdu, ‘May God give you strength’ to his unconscious wife, who suffered a cardiac arrest and was on an intensive care in London hospital.
Sharif gently whispers ‘Open your eyes, Kulsoom, as he pleads his wife for the last time before he return to Lahore from London on July 12, to serve his 11-year jail term over graft case.
Unseen video of Nawaz engaging with Kulsoom before returning to Pakistan pic.twitter.com/WsGwnNgjIx— Syed Talat Hussain (@TalatHussain12) September 11, 2018
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Ahead of his departure from London, Sharif had said his wife finally opened her eyes for a few seconds—something he had revealed a day prior that he wished for, the sources said.
Sharif, however, regretted for not being able to be beside his wife and leave her in such state to return to Pakistan, it said.
Kulsoom breath her last on Tuesday in London after a prolonged battle with throat cancer.
Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar are currently serving jail terms in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi after being convicted by an accountability court in a corruption case in July.