Kul­soom Nawaz laid to rest, thou­sands at­tend funeral

Three-time former first lady's funeral prayers were led by Maulana Tariq Jameel

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LA­HORE: Begum Kul­soom Nawaz, wife of former pre­mier Nawaz Sharif, was laid to rest in Jati Umra, Rai­wind af­ter of­fer­ing of her funeral prayers by rel­a­tives, se­nior po­lit­i­cal fig­ures and hun­dreds of party work­ers on Fri­day.

The funeral prayers, led by Maulana Tariq Jameel, were of­fered at Sharif Med­i­cal City in Rai­wind. The prayers were at­tended by Sharif fam­ily mem­bers ex­clud­ing Begum Kul­soom’s sons Has­san and Hus­sain Nawaz.

She­was laid to rest in Jati Umra next to the rest­ing place of her father-in-law Mian Sharif and brother-in­law Ab­bas Sharif.

The lead­er­ship of the Pak­istan Tehreek-e-In­saf in­clud­ing Pun­jab Gov­er­nor Chaudhry Sar­war and NA Speak­erAsad Qaiser at­tended the funeral prayers. Pak­istan Peo­ples Party (PPP) lead­ers Khur­sheed Shah, Qa­mar Za­man Kaira were also in at­ten­dance. MQM-P leader and fed­eral min­is­ter Khalid Maq­bool Sid­diqui, MQM-P leader Fa­rooq Sat­tar and PkMAP chief Mehmood Khan Azhakzai, Pun­jab Assem­bly speaker Chaudhry Per­vaiz Elahi and PML-Q leader Chaudhry Shu­jaat Hus­sain were also present.

Kul­soom Nawaz, the wife of former prime min­is­ter Nawaz Sharif passed away in Lon­don on Septem­ber 11 af­ter a year­long battle with cancer. Her funeral prayers were of­fered in Lon­don on Thurs­day fol­low­ing which Kul­soom Nawaz’s body was flown to La­hore.

Ear­lier on Fri­day, af­ter her body ar­rived at Sharif Med­i­cal City, Nawaz, daugh­ter Maryam Nawaz and Capt (retd) Mo­ham­mad Saf­dar who have been re­leased on pa­role, were taken to the med­i­cal fa­cil­ity to pay their last re­spects.

On Thurs­day night, the Pun­jab home depart­ment is­sued a no­ti­fi­ca­tion an­nounc­ing an ex­ten­sion in the pa­role al­ready awarded to Nawaz, Maryam and Saf­dar from Septem­ber 12 (4pm) to Septem­ber 17 (4pm).

Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Saf­dar had been sen­tenced to jail by an ac­count­abil­ity court weeks be­fore the July 25 polls in the Aven­field prop­erty ref­er­ence.

LA­HORE: Former primem­i­nis­ter Nawaz Sharif, PML-N Pres­i­dent Shah­baz Sharif and oth­ers of­fer­ing dua af­ter the funeral prayers of Begum Kal­soom Nawaz at Sharif Med­i­cal City.

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