ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Showing a very positive gesture, the leadership of all political parties including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) participated in the funeral prayers of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who succumbed to cancer in London on September 11.
The renowned religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel led the funeral prayers offered at Lahore’s Sharif Medical City at 5:00 pm today. Later, Kulsoom Naawaz was laid to rest at Jati Umra near the graves of her father-in-law Mian Sharif and brother-in-law Abbas Sharif.
Earlier in the day, the Federal Information Minister, who is also the PTI Central Information Secretary, Fawad Chaudhry said that Prime Minister Imran Khan had formed a PTI delegation to participate in the former first lady Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral prayers.
The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser, the Punjab Governor Chaudhry Muhammad Sarwar and Mian Mehmood-ur-Rasheed took part in the funeral prayers.
Besides Sharif family members, PTI leaders and the people from all walks of life, the delegations of other political parties including of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP), Muttahida Qaumi Movement-Pakistan (MQM-P), Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and Awami National Party (ANP), Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) also attended Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral prayers.
Likewise, the Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani and the Speaker Punjab Assemlby Chaudhry Pervez Elahi also offered funeral prayers of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.
سابق خاتون اول بیگم کلثوم نواز کی نماز جنازہ جاتی امرامیں ادا کردی گئی۔۔نمازجنازہ مولانا طارق جمیل نےپڑھائی۔۔۔چیئرمین سینیٹ،سپیکرقومی اسمبلی،گورنرپنجاب،سیاسی رہنماؤں،کارکنوں اورمختلف شعبوں سے تعلق رکھنے والی شخصیات کی بڑی تعدادمیں شرکت۔۔ pic.twitter.com/yvEeO5S80h
— PTV News (@PTVNewsOfficial) September 14, 2018
The dead body of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was brought to Lahore from London by PIA flight PK-758 early this morning. Her body was received by members of the Sharif family including Hamza Shahbaz, and was later transported to Jati Umra via ambulance.
Prior to be flown to Pakistan, Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral prayers were offered at Regents Park Mosque in London yesterday.