Friday, 21 September, 2018

Saudi, Iranian envoys call on Nawaz Sharif, condole demise of Begum Kulsoom

Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law granted parole, reach Lahore to attend Kulsoom's funeral Parole of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam, son-in-law extended by 3 days
Pablo Mccormick | 14 September, 2018, 13:53

Kulsoom Nawaz died at a hospital this week after remaining in critical condition for months.

The Punjab government on Wednesday extended parole of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, Maryam, and son-in-law Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar by four days, according to the Punjab Home Department.

Shehbaz Sharif along with Begum Kulsoom's daughter Asma, grandson Zayd Hussain Sharif and 11 other family members accompanied the body to Lahore.

Nawaz reportedly excused himself from meeting visitors who arrived at his residence in Raiwand to offer condolences and spent time in his room with close family members and friends.

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Her sons, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz will not be able to attend her funeral prayers in Lahore on account of corruption charges and arrest warrants levelled at them. 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's funeral. "In case of a delay in Begum Kulsoom's funeral, the parole will be further extended", the spokesperson added.

Condolences continued to pour in for the Sharif family, upon Kulsoom Nawaz's demise. She was suffering from cancer. They have been declared absconders by an accountability court in corruption cases.

Speaking to media, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Javed Mirza said Nawaz was dejected over losing his partner of 47 years.

Kulsoom will be laid to rest on Friday. Her funeral will be held on the same day and she will be buried at the Sharif family graveyard in Jati Umra.

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Her body has been moved to a mortuary near the Regent Park mosque. For the sake of uninterrupted traffic flow, special arrangements were also made outside Jattiumra.

Maryam said Tuesday night she was "deeply saddened" by the fact that she was unable to be by the bedside of her ailing mother during her last moments.

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

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