Saudi, Iranian envoys condole Kulsoom's death with Nawaz

Pakistan       by Muhammad Irfan | Published

Pakistan by Muhammad Irfan | Published

According to reports, a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight carrying the body of Kulsoom Nawaz will leave for Lahore from the Heathrow Airport, London on Thursday and land at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore early on Friday.

Kulsoom Sharif, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's wife, will be laid to rest at the Sharif Medical City in Lahore at 5 pm on Friday.

Shehbaz Sharif along with Begum Kulsoom's daughter Asma, grandson Zayd Hussain Sharif and 11 other family members accompanied the body to Lahore. They have also received the "out-of-England" letter from the coroner's court, paving the way for the departure of her body for Lahore on Thursday evening.

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.

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.

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


Condolences continued to pour in for the Sharif family, upon Kulsoom Nawaz's demise.

Kulsoom Nawaz passed away on Tuesday after an over-a-year-long battle with throat cancer. Her funeral will be held on the same day and she will be buried at the Sharif family graveyard in Jati Umra.

A Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's female delegation will attend the funeral prayers for the former first lady.

The three-time Premier, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar, now serving prison terms on corruption charges, were granted parole by the Punjab government to attend Begum Kulsoom's funeral.

Their parole was extended to 4 pm on September 17.

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