London (Staff Report): Nawaz Sharif’s wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz has regained consciousness only a few hours before ousted prime minister and his daughter Maryam Nawaz’s departure for Pakistan.

 “Today my mother opened her eyes the first time after one month ,” Hussain Nawaz told media. “For some time her ventilator settings and sedatives were being reduced,” he added.

Begum Kulsoom had been unconscious and in critical condition after she suffered a cardiac arrest last month . She is being treated at the Harley Street Clinic in London.

“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,” Maryam Nawaz said in tweet.

During a news conference in London on Thursday, Nawaz Sharif said he wished to see his wife opening her eyes again and requested the nation to pray for her recovery.

Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz have been in London prior to Eid-ul-Fitr and are expected to return on Friday. Nawaz and Maryam will be arrested upon arrival in Pakistan following their sentencing in the Avenfield Reference case.