Condolences pour in after death of Kulsoom Nawaz

12 September, 2018, 07:28 | Author: Diane Mills
  • Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom Nawaz passes away in London

Her family reported a slight improvement in her condition on July 12, a day before her husband Sharif and Maryam were set to return to Pakistan after the accountability court sentenced them to jail. In a statement issued here, PM said all facilities will be provided to the Sharif family and heirs of Kalsoom Nawaz as per law. Nawaz Sharif is now serving his 10-year jail term after he was convicted in a corruption case.

The Sharif family has said that the former premier's wife will be laid to rest on Friday in Jati Umra.

Condolences have started to pour in after death of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif s wife, Begum Kulsoom Tuesday.

According to rule 545B of the Punjab Prison Rules 1978, "The provincial government or the District Coordination Officer may permit a well behaved prisoner to participate in the funeral of his blood or other relative of the first degree subject to his safety and security under adequate police escort".

On Tuesday, Pakistan Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry had informed that the Pakistan government has chose to release Sharif and his daughter for Begum Kulsoom's funeral.

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"It was extremely painful to know that I wasn't by my mother's side" as she breathed her last, she added.

While speaking to Geo News before she was flown off from Rawalpindi to Lahore's Jati Umra for her mother's funeral, the PML-N leader said: "Today was extremely hard after learning of my mother's death".

She served as the first lady of Pakistan for three non-consecutive terms from 1990-1993, 1997-1999 and 2013-2017.

"Open your eyes, Kulsoom", he is heard pleading to her. Due to her illness, she was unable to return and formally take oath for the seat.

Ms Kulsoom married Nawaz Sharif in April 1971 and they have four children - Hassan, Hussain, Maryam and Asma.

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