Shehbaz reaches London to bring back Begum Kulsoom’s body
LAHORE (92 News) – Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday reached London to bring back Begum Kulsoom’s body.
The funeral prayers of former first lady Begum Kulsoom will be offered at the Regent Park Mosque in London on Thursday. Shehbaz Sharif will return back with her body to Lahore on Friday.
Funeral prayers will be held at Jati Umra at 5pm on Friday. Maulana Tariq Jamil will lead the funeral prayers. She will be buried in Jati Umra near to Mian Sharif.
Asma Nawaz, daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, will also arrive with the body of Kulsoom Nawaz, while both the sons, Hassan Nawaz and Hussain Nawaz will not come to Lahore.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law (r) Captain Safdar were released on parole for 12 hours from Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi to attend the funeral of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. Later, the Punjab Home Department extended their parole for five more days. Home Secretary Naseem Nawaz had sent the summary that was approved by Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar. Now the parole period will expire at 3:15 on Monday.
After their release, Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt (r) Safdar have reached in Jati Umra in Lahore. Initially, they have been released on parole for 12 hours to attend funeral of Begun Kulsoom Nawaz but the duration can be extended later by the Punjab government.
Sharif family was shifted to Lahore on special plane arranged by the government. From the Lahore airport the three shifted to Sharif’s residence in Jati Umra under tight security. Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt (retd) Safdar will remain within the boundaries of Jati Umra during their 12-hour release on parole.
The heavy contingent deployed around the Jati Umra and the Interior Ministry declares Jati Umra as sub-jail. Whereas, Shehbaz Sharif pleaded to the Punjab government for five days parole release application.
A day earlier, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, passed away after battling cancer in London on Tuesday.
The former first lady was being treated at Harley Street Clinic. She was shifted to the ventilator after her condition deteriorated. Her body has been shifted to mortuary of Regent Park Mosque.