Funeral prayers offered for Nawaz Sharif's wife in Lahore

14 September, 2018, 17:40 | Author: Myra Gill
  • Pakistan       by Muhammad Irfan | Published

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz was laid to rest at the family's Jati Umra residence in Lahore near the graves of her father-in-law, Mian Sharif, and brother-in-law, Abbas Sharif.

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.

Her funeral prayers were led by Maulana Tariq Jameel at a ground at Sharif Medical City, Dawn reports.

Nawaz Sharif and other Sharif family members excluding 68-year-old Kulsoom's two sons Hassan and Hussain Nawaz attended the prayers.

Shehbaz Sharif will attend the funeral prayers of his sister-in-law to take place at the Regent's Park mosque in central London on Thursday before taking back her body to Pakistan, where her funeral prayer will also be offered in Lahore on Friday.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb told PTI that Sharif's younger brother and the party president Shahbaz Sharif had filed an application with the Punjab government requesting the release of his elder brother, niece Maryam and Safdar for five days on parole so that they could attend the funeral of Kulsoom.

Shedding light on Kulsoom's last election in Lahore, Butt revealed that she was the first woman in the country's political history who was elected by the people despite the fact that she was in London battling for her life.

A large number of people are gathered outside of the Regent Park Mosque.

Hundreds attended the funeral of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. Both have been declared absconders by an accountability court in corruption cases. It was later shifted to the Sharif Medical Complex, Jati Umra where her funeral will be held today. Among the attendees were Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, Shehbaz Sharif, PML-N leaders Chaudhry Nisar and Muhammad Ishaq Dar.

Nawaz Sharif met with the people visited him to condole. The family is now meeting people in Jati Umra, who have come to pay homage to Begum Kulsoom.



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