Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom laid to rest

Nawaz Sharif’s wife Kulsoom laid to rest

(WebDesk) - Preparations are underway to perform the final rites of former first ladyand wife of former Prime Minister and PMLN Supremo Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Kulsoom Nawaz tomorrow, after Friday Prayers.

Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retired) M Safdar, now serving jail terms in the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi after being convicted by an accountability court in a corruption case in July, have been released on parole to attend Kulsoom's funeral.

Famed Islamic scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel will lead the former first lady's funeral prayers as special security measures will be in place to ensure that her rituals pass off without any untoward incident. The body was later shifted to Jati Umra Lahore residence of the Sharif family for burial, Geo TV reported.

Younger daughter of Begum Kulsoom and 10 other members of the family will come to Pakistan with the body.

Kulsoom Nawaz breathed her last at a hospital on September 11 in London after a prolonged illness.

According to reports from London, Nimaze Jinaza of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz will be offered at Regent Park Mosque London at 12:15pm local time.

Her body has been moved to a mortuary near the Regent Park mosque.

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A plane carrying the body of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif's wife has reached the eastern city of Lahore, where she will be buried later Friday. Her sons - Hassan and Hussain Nawaz - did not return to the country from London for the funeral.

Kulsoom was diagnosed with lymphoma past year, barely a month after Nawaz was removed from office by the Supreme Court, which ordered him to face trial in an anti-corruption court.

MPA Hina Pervez Butt submitted a resolution in Punjab Assembly paying tribute to Kulsoom Nawaz, a three-time former first lady, who died on Tuesday.

The funeral prayers in London were attended by her sons Hassan and Hussain, brother-in-law Shehbaz Sharif, former ministers Chaudhry Nisar and Ishaq Dar among others.

Nawaz Sharif met with the people visited him to condole.

Sharif is unable to meet visitors arriving at Jati Umra to extend condolences as his health deteriorated on Wednesday, family sources said.

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