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Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral prayers offered in London

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LONDON: Funeral prayers for Begum Kulsoom Nawaz were offered at the Regent Park Mosque here on Thursday.

Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif passed away in London on Tuesday after a battle with cancer.

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

The former first lady’s body will be flown back to Pakistan tonight at 11pm on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight scheduled to depart from Heathrow Airport for Lahore.

Shehbaz Sharif along with Kulsoom Nawaz’s daughter Asma, grandson (Hussain Nawaz’s son) and other family members will bring her body back to Pakistan.

Upon reaching Pakistan, the funeral prayers of the former first lady will be offered on Friday at Sharif Medical City in Jati Umra at 5pm, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said.

The Sharif family has said Begum Kulsoom Nawaz will be laid to rest on Friday in Jati Umra.

The former premier’s sons, Hassan and Hussain, will not travel to Pakistan for their mother’s funeral.

Legal formalities have been completed and the family has received a death certificate issued by the Harley Street Clinic, where Begum Kulsoom died on Tuesday.  They have also received the “out-of-England” letter has also been received from the coroner’s court, paving the way for the departure of her body for Lahore on Thursday evening.

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