Parole of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam, son-in-law extended by 3 days

Pakistan       by Usman Arshad | Published

Pakistan by Usman Arshad | Published

Former first lady's funeral congregation will be held in Sharif medical city where the arrangements are being done to bid farewell to her.

Hussain Nawaz, eldest son of incarcerated former president Nawaz Sharif broke down in grief on Wednesday night in London when his uncle, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif arrived to attend his sister-in-law Begum Kulsoom Nawaz's funeral prayers and take the body home.

Kulsoom, who died Tuesday in a London hospital after a year-long battle with throat cancer, was laid to rest at the Sharif family's Jati Umra residence here next to the graves of her father-in-law Mian Sharif and brother-in-law Abbas Sharif.

Her body has been moved to a mortuary near the Regent Park mosque.

Nawaz Sharif, who is out on bail, was accompanied by his family to pay respects to Begum Kulsoom at Sharif Medical City.

Many are still grieving over her passing and her own family members, Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar have also been released on parole to attend the funeral.

Younger daughter of Begum Kulsoom and 10 other members of the family will come to Pakistan with the body.

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

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

A protective human chain was formed around Sharif so that the funeral prayers could be offered.

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

Many workers were seen sobbing while everyone praised the noble personality, suave and humanitarian nature of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.

In case of late burial of a body, the rules provide three day extension in parole period which is further extendable by another three days. "A prison where a husband can not even see his wife".

Sharif's party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, which had been in power for five years, lost to the party of former cricket star Imran Khan.

ANP leader amid tight security visited Jati Umrato condole Sharif.

The party leader remarked that this should serve as a lesson for the people.

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