Shahbaz departs to London to get Kulsoom Nawaz’s corpse

Shahbaz departs to London to get Kulsoom Nawaz’s corpse

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LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Mian Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday left for London to bring back his sister-in-law Kulsoom Nawaz’s dead body, media reported.

The lady, who breathed her last in London on Tuesday, will have two separate funerals; one in London and one in Raiwind before her burial.

Shehbaz departed from the Allama Iqbal International Airport via a foreign airline.

The funeral prayers of ex-premier Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Begum Kulsoom, will be offered at the Regent Park mosque on Thursday after Zuhr and her body will be flown to Lahore after completion of legal formalities.

Before burial, funeral prayers will be offered in Sharif family’s residence in Raiwind.

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

The Sharif family has said that the former premier’s wife will be laid to rest on Friday in Jati Umra.

Her husband, Mian Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retired) Safdar have been released on parole to participate in Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral and burial ceremony.

The former prime minister, his daughter, Maryam, and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar have been released on 12-hour parole to attend Begum Kulsoom’s funeral.

The Punjab cabinet is, however, likely to extend the parole of the three. The Sharif family has requested that a five-day parole be granted to them.

The three were escorted by police from Adiala Jail to the Nur Khan Airbase from where they were brought to Lahore.

Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Safdar are currently at their Jati Umra residence where they are meeting family members and party leaders.

Begum Kulsoom, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz, passed away in London on Tuesday after battling cancer. She was 68.

The lady, who remained an active political worker till 2017, was battling throat cancer in London’s Harley Street Clinic since June.

Maryam’s condolence:

Former first daughter Maryam Nawaz said Tuesday night she was “deeply saddened” by the fact that was unable to be by the bedside of her ailing mother, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, during her last moments.

While addressing media before she was flown off from Rawalpindi to Lahore’s Jati Umra for her mother’s funeral, the PML-N leader said: “Today was extremely difficult after learning of my mother’s death.

“It was extremely painful to know that I wasn’t by my mother’s side” as she breathed her last, she added. “I am deeply saddened.”

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