Published: Fri, September 14, 2018
Worldwide | By Jermaine Blake

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif, daughter released for his wife's funeral

Pakistan's ex-PM Sharif, daughter released for his wife's funeral

People attend funeral of Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of Pakistani jailed former minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018.

Nawaz Sharif offered Fateha at the graves of his father and brother at Sharif medical city.

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.

Ousted as prime minister last year by the Supreme Court over some undeclared income, Nawaz Sharif was in London with Kulsoom this year when a separate anti-graft court handed him a 10-year jail term in absentia over the ownership of luxury flats in London in the 1990s.

Famed Islamic scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel will lead the former first lady's funeral prayers as special security measures will be in place to ensure that her rituals pass off without any untoward incident.

Shehbaz Sharif, Kulsoom Nawaz's brother-in-law and president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), along with her daughter Asma, grandson Zayd Hussain Sharif (Hussain Nawaz's son), and 11 other family members accompanied the body. It was later shifted to the Sharif Medical Complex, Jati Umra where her funeral will be held today.

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Also, Iranian Consular General visited Jati Umra for offering condolences to Nawaz Sharif.

Shahbaz Sharif reach Regent Park Mosque to offer funeral prayers of Kulsoom Nawaz.

Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar, now serving jail terms in the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi after being convicted by an accountability court in a corruption case in July, were initially granted a 12-hour parole to attend the funeral.

The government on Thursday night extended their parole till September 17, Geo reported.

"Initially, we released them on parole for 12 hours but the application they have given to the Punjab government is for five days and we are considering it", provincial law minister Muhammad Raja Basharat said.

"Hasan and Hussain will not return as they will attend the funeral prayer of their mother in London on Thursday", a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader said.

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