Thousands offer funeral of Kulsoom Nawaz at Jati Umra

  • Maulana Tariq Jameel led the funeral prayer. She was buried near the graves of father-in-law Mian Sharif and brother-in-law Abbas Sharif

LAHORE – The funeral prayers of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of former premier Nawaz Sharif, were offered at Lahore’s Sharif Medical City on Friday.

The funeral prayers were led by Maulana Tariq Jameel. Kulsoom Nawaz will be laid to rest in Jati Umra next to the resting place of her father-in-law Mian Sharif and brother-in-law Abbas Sharif.

The leadership of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf including Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar and NA Speaker Asad 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.

Earlier, Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) flight PK-758 carried the casket of the former first lady, landed at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in the wee hours where the relatives received the body amid sobs and tears.

The casket was shifted to Sharif Medical City’ mortuary where the former premier and other members of the family had a glimpse of the deceased.

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Maulana Tariq Jameel to lead funeral prayers of Kulsoom Nawaz

All preparations for the funeral were completed, while strict security measures were taken in this regard.

Maulana Tariq Jameel visits Jati Umra ahead of funeral

Nawaz’s sons – Hassan and Hussain – did not come to Pakistan and they had offered their mother’s funeral prayers in London.

Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral prayers offered in London

Shehbaz Sharif, Ishaq Dar, former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and other members of the Sharif family as well as Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz loyalists offered the funeral prayer of the former first lady who died battling cancer at the Harley Street Clinic on September 11.

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Meanwhile, former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar were released on parole for a period of five days to take part in the burial of Kulsoom Nawaz.