Her body will be brought back here and buried on Friday in the Jati Umra Lahore residence of the Sharif family.
(WebDesk) - Preparations are underway to perform the final rites of former first ladyand wife of former Prime Minister and PMLN Supremo Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Kulsoom Nawaz tomorrow, after Friday Prayers.
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.
The three-time Premier, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar, now serving prison terms on corruption charges, were granted parole by the Punjab government to attend Begum Kulsoom's funeral.
File photo of Kulsoom Nawaz in December, 2000.
Shehbaz Sharif, the deceased's brother-in-law and president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), along with Kulsoom's daughter Asma, grandson Zayd Hussain Sharif (Hussain Nawaz's son), and 11 other family members had accompanied the body from London to Lahore.
People in large numbers visited Jati Umra to condole the lamented Sharif Family.
Former finance minister Dar and the sons of Nawaz have been declared proclaimed offenders in the accountability cases they are facing in Pakistani courts, and their arrest is a sure thing if they return to the country.
Her funeral prayers, led by renowned cleric Tariq Jameel, were offered at a ground at Lahore's Sharif Medical City, after which her body was transported to Jati Umra amid high security.
The funeral prayers will be offered at the Regent Park mosque on Thursday afternoon and her body will be flown to Lahore after completion of legal formalities. The family is now meeting people in Jati Umra, who have come to pay homage to Begum Kulsoom.
The Punjab home department has issued a notification announcing an extension in the parole already awarded to Sharif for additional five days - September 12 (4 pm) to September 17 (4 pm).