Begum Kulsoom to be laid to rest in Jati Umra on Friday, confirms Hussain Nawaz

  • The wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif died at the age of 68 on Tuesday in London
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LONDON – Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, will be laid to rest in Jati Umra on Friday, confirmed Hussain Nawaz on Wednesday.

Talking to a private news channel in London, where former first lady breathed her last on Tuesday, the son of Nawaz Sharif said that her mother’s body will reach Pakistan on Friday.

He further confirmed that he and his brother Hassan, who have been declared absconder in corruption cases, will not come to Pakistan to attend the burial of their mother.

Both brothers will attend the funeral prayers of her mother to be held at Regent’s Park in London on Thursday as they are not travelling to Pakistan due to legal issues.

Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, died at the age of 68 on Tuesday in London, months after a cardiac arrest put her to Intensive Care Unit (ICU).

She was also diagnosed with lymphoma last year, barely a month after Nawaz Sharif was removed from office by the Supreme Court.

Kulsoom Nawaz dies battling cancer in London

Meanwhile, Nawaz, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captian Safdar were released from Adiala Jail on parole after the demise of Begum Kulsoom. They have been given 12 hours to attend the funeral prayers of the former first lady.

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam and Safdar released on parole after Kulsoom’s death

The parole duration is likely to be extended as the body of the deceased wife of the former prime minister will reach Pakistan on Friday when she will be buried in Jati Umra.