Published On: Fri, Sep 14th, 2018
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Funeral prayer of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz offered at London

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London:The Funeral prayer of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, spouse of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was offered in Regent Park mosque at London.

As per details garnered, family members and prominent political figures including Hussain Nawaz, Hassan Nawaz, former Punjab CM Shehbaz Sharif, former finance minister Ishaq Dar and former interior minister Ch. Nisar attended the last rituals of former first lady. On the other hand, Nawaz Sharif is overseeing arrangements for Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral in Lahore.

A PIA flight carrying the casket will fly from Heathrow airport at 10pm today. It will land in Pakistan on Friday at 6am after which a second funeral prayer will be held at Jati Umra in the evening. Pakistan High Commission in London has issued NOC in this regard. Kulsoom will be laid to rest on the same day beside the grave of her father-in-law Mian Sharif at Jati Umra.

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, passed away at London’s Harley Street Clinic on Tuesday after a prolonged battle with cancer. Kulsoom was born in 1950 in Lahore to a Kashmiri family. She attended Islamia College and graduated from Forman Christian College in Lahore.

She also received a Master’s degree in Urdu from the University of the Punjab in 1970. Kulsoom had remained the first lady of Pakistan for three non-consecutive terms from 1990-1993, 1997-1999 and 2013-2017.

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