Plane carrying body of Pakistani ex-PM Nawaz Sharif's wife reaches Lahore

14 September, 2018, 13:57 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law granted parole, reach Lahore to attend Kulsoom's funeral

A funeral for Kulsoom was held at Regent Park mosque in London on Thursday, as her sons, Hassan and Hussain, could not return to Pakistan.

A flight carrying Kulsoom Nawaz's casket landed in Lahore from London in the morning.

Speaking to reporters at the airport, he had shared Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz are in great pain on account of their loss since they could not be with her at the time of demise.

Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) M Safdar, now serving jail terms in the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi after being convicted by an accountability court in a corruption case in July, have been released on parole to attend Kulsoom Nawaz's funeral.

The party leader remarked that this should serve as a lesson for the people.

The parole of Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam, and son-in-law Capt (retd) Mohammad Safdar was extended by three days on Wednesday to allow them to attend the funeral of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, according to a media report. The restricted area however has not been declared a sub-jail by the Home Department.

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Sharif was in London with his cancer-stricken wife earlier this year when the anti-graft court had handed him a 10-year jail term and sentenced his presumed political heir, Maryam, to seven years in prison over the purchase of luxury flats in London in the 1990s. He took a nap but got up again when his relatives came to share his grief.

"Today was extremely hard after learning of my mother's death".

People continued to reach Jattiumra till late evening. For the sake of uninterrupted traffic flow, special arrangements were also made outside Jattiumra.

Many workers were seen sobbing while everyone praised the noble personality, suave and humanitarian nature of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. "In case of a delay in Begum Kulsoom's funeral, the parole will be further extended", the spokesperson added.

Meanwhile, Pakistan's Punjab home department has issued a notification announcing an extension in the parole already awarded to Nawaz Sharif for additional five days - September 12 (4pm) to September 17 (4pm).

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