Plane carrying body of Nawaz Sharif's wife reaches Lahore

PIA flight carrying Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom's body arrives in Lahore from London

Saudi Ambassador to Pakistan, Nawaf bin Said Al-Malki called on former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at Jati Umra.

The former first lady's body will be flown back to Pakistan tonight at 10pm on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight scheduled to depart from Heathrow Airport for Lahore.

Shehbaz Sharif will attend the funeral prayers of his sister-in-law to take place at the Regent's Park mosque in central London on Thursday before taking back her body to Pakistan, where her funeral prayer will also be offered in Lahore on Friday. The family is now meeting people in Jati Umra, who have come to pay homage to Begum Kulsoom.

Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were granted parole to attend Begum Kulsoom's funeral.

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The funeral prayers were attended by her sons Hassan and Hussain, brother-in-law Shehbaz Sharif, former ministers Chaudhry Nisar and Ishaq Dar among others.

The Sharif family had requested that a five-day parole be granted to the three.


Sharif is unable to meet visitors arriving at Jati Umra to extend condolences as his health deteriorated on Wednesday, family sources said.

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz's funeral prayers would be held at 5:00pm on today ( Friday) at the Sharif Medical City, Jati Umra. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Peoples Party's delegations will attend the funeral prayers, Geo News reported.

Meanwhile, the Punjab home department has issued a notification announcing an extension in the parole already awarded to Sharif for additional five days - September 12 (4pm) to September 17 (4pm).

Kulsoom passed away at Harley Street Clinic, London, on Tuesday, while her spouse, Nawaz Sharif, and her daughter, Maryam Nawaz, were completing their prison sentences at Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi.

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.

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