Nawaz Sharif's Wife Kulsoom Nawaz's Body Reaches Lahore, Funeral Tonight


People attend funeral of Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of Pakistani jailed former minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

The funeral prayers will be offered at the Regent Park mosque on Thursday and her body will be flown to Lahore after completion of legal formalities. Her two sons - Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz - and Samdhi Ishaq Dar will stay in London. Kulsoom died on Tuesday in a London hospital after a long battle with cancer.

Along with him, Sharif's daughter, grand children and other immediate family members will land with the body of Kulsoom Nawaz.

The body of late Begum Kulsoom Nawaz has been brought back to Pakistan from London and shifted to Jati Umra where her funeral prayers are scheduled to be held at 5:00 pm today.

Maryam Nawaz also saw her grandmother and was seen weeping at most of the occasions as the relatives came to condole the death of her mother.

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.

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The Sharif family has reportedly refused to get any assistance from the Pakistan High Commission in London in the matter of repatriation of the deceased's body.

The Saudi envoy for offered condolences to Nawaz Sharif on the demise of former First Lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.

The former premier and his daughter was given parole for 12 hours but the government of Punjab province extended it to three days so they can attend the funeral on Friday.

Kulsoom was diagnosed with lymphoma previous 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. The family is now meeting people in Jati Umra, who have come to pay homage to Begum Kulsoom.

The government on Thursday night extended their parole till September 17, Geo reported. They chanted slogans of "we salute to the mother of democracy".

A number of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders and members of Pakistani diaspora attended the funeral in the British capital.