LAHORE: Begum Kalsoom Nawaz, wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was laid to rest in Jati Umra next to the resting place of her father-in-law Mian Sharif and brother-in-law Abbas Sharif on Friday evening in the presence of relatives, family members senior, political figures and hundreds of party workers.
Earlier, funeral prayer of late Begum Kalsoom Nawaz was offered at Sharif Medical City. The funeral prayers were led by Maulana Tariq Jameel.
The funeral prayers were attended by Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz and other Sharif family members excluding Begum Kulsoom’s son Hassan and Hussain Nawaz. Large number of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders and workers also attended the funeral.
Significant political personalities including former President Mamnoon Hussain, Prime Minister Azad Kashmir Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider, Pakistan People’s Party leader Khursheed Shah, Qamaz Zaman Kira, former prime minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Farooq Sattar and Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui of MQM-P, Punjab Assembly speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi, PML-Q leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and PkMAP chief Mehmood Khan Azhakzai, offered Nimaz e Jinaza.
On the directives of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar and other also attended the funeral prayers of the former first lady.
Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif passed away in London on September 11 after a year-long battle with cancer. Her funeral prayers were offered in London on Thursday following which Kulsoom Nawaz’s body was flown to Lahore.
The flight carrying Kulsoom Nawaz’s body arrived at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport in wee hours on Friday, the body was later shifted to Jati Umra, Sharif Family’s ancestral home.
As per details, 13 members of Sharif family, including Shehbaz Sharif, Asma Nawaz, sons of Husssain Nawaz and other relatives have come to Pakistan along with the casket via PIA flight PK 758.
Kulsoom, 68, wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, breathed her last on Sept 11 at London’s Harley Street Clinic after a long battle with cancer.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was released on parole from Adiala Jail, is at Sharif Medical City to oversee the arrangements and meeting with the people coming for the condolence.
A special security plan has been chalked out ahead of funeral to avert any untoward incident. Nawaz Sharif’s sons Hassan and Hussain Nawaz couldn’t attend the last rituals of their mother in Pakistan owing to legal complications.—INP