Kulsoom Nawaz laid to rest in Jati Umra

Kulsoom Nawaz laid to rest in Jati Umra
People attend funeral of Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of Pakistani jailed former minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif in Lahore, Pakistan, Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. (AP)
Updated 14 September 2018

Kulsoom Nawaz laid to rest in Jati Umra

Kulsoom Nawaz laid to rest in Jati Umra
  • Thousands of people – including prominent politicians, political workers, and ordinary citizens – attended the funeral
  • Nawaz Sharif was released on parole from the Rawalpindi Central Jail, along with his daughter and son-in-law, to attend his wife’s last rites

ISLAMABAD: Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral was held on Friday at the Sharif Medical City in Lahore and she was laid to rest in Jati Umra near the grave of Mian Sharif, her father-in-law.
Thousands of people, including prominent politicians, political workers, and ordinary citizens, attended the prayer congregation led by Maulana Tariq Jamil, a known preacher and religious scholar.
Former prime minister, Mian Nawaz Sharif, and his brother, Shehbaz, stood side by side as they prayed for the departed soul. Also present at the occasion were the country’s former president, Mamnoon Hussain, and prominent figures belonging to various political factions.
Nawaz Sharif was released on parole from the Rawalpindi Central Jail, along with his daughter and son-in-law, to attend his wife’s funeral. He had married Kulsoom in April 1971 and enjoyed decades-long companionship with her.
Sharif was with his ailing wife in London when an anti-graft tribunal announced a verdict against him, his daughter, and son-in-law.
In the following days, the former premier flew back to Pakistan, leaving his unconscious wife behind, to challenge his sentence and galvanize his party workers ahead of the general elections in July.