Lahore (Web Desk): Kulsoom Nawaz , former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's wife, has reportedly been diagnosed with throat cancer , local media reported on Tuesday.

According to the reports , the cancer had been detected in London where Begum Kulsoom was undergoing medical checkups.

A local news channel also reported that Begum Kulsoom had been diagnosed with throat cancer , citing doctors in the United Kingdom, adding that the cancer is treatable.

Kulsoom Nawaz left for London unexpectedly on August 17 for a medical checkup.

She is also contesting NA-120 by-poll, schedule on Sept 17.

The seat fell vacant after Nawaz Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court in the Panamagate case on July 28.