Nawaz Sharif’s wife, Begum Kulsoom’s Funeral in Lahore will be held today and she will be laid to rest today.
The body of the former first lady, was moved to Sharif Medical City in Jati Umra almost half an hour after a flight landed at Allama Iqbal International Airport on Friday morning.
PIA flight PK-758, which departed from London’s Heathrow Airport carrying Begum Kulsoom’s body touched down around 6:45 am.
Begum Kulsoom’s body was transferred to an ambulance directly from the airplane and taken to Sharif Medical City.
Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and Captain (Retd.) Mohammad Safdar, who have been released on parole, were also present at the medical facility to pay their last respects.
Shehbaz Sharif, the president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), along with Begum Kulsoom’s daughter Asma, grandson Zayd Hussain Sharif (Hussain Nawaz’s son), and 11 other family members accompanied the body to Lahore.
Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, Begum Kulsoom’s sons, have not returned to the country for their mother’s funeral.
Begum Kulsoom’s Funeral in Lahore at Sharif Medical City Ground in Jati Umra neighborhood at 5 pm.
Maulana Tariq Jameel will lead Begum Kulsoom’s funeral prayers.
The former first lady will be laid to rest in Jati Umra near to where Nawaz’s father, Mian Sharif, is buried.
Security has been tightened in the area and on routes leading to Jati Umra ahead of Begum Kulsoom’s Funeral in Lahore.
PTI Delegation to Attend Begum Kulsoom’s Funeral in Lahore
A Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf delegation will attend the funeral prayers of the former first lady.
According to sources, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar will lead the PTI delegation.
PTI leaders Mian Mehmood ur Rasheed and Mian Aslam Iqbal will be part of the delegation.