Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar to get parole for Begum Kulsoom's funeral

Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar to get parole for Begum Kulsoom's funeral

Lahore (Staff Report): Former PM Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law, Captain (retd) Safdar will be granted parole for Begum Kulsoom's funeral.

According to the sources at Interior Ministry, the three will be granted parole from the time of Begum Kulsoom’s funeral prayers till her burial.

However, submission of a request is necessary for parole to be granted, they added.

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz passed away in London on Tuesday after a months-long battle with cancer. She had been placed on life support earlier today as her health began deteriorating.

Death of Kulsoom Nawaz was confirmed by her son Hassan and Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz president, Shehbaz Sharif.

Begum Kulsoom travelled to the British capital city in August last year, where she was diagnosed with Lymphoma, prompting Sharif family members to get her admitted to the upscale health facility.

The former first lady, who contested elections from NA-120 Lahore last year, was shifted to the intensive care unit at a UK hospital from the emergency unit after her condition deteriorated ahead of Eid ul Fitr.

She is survived by her husband and four children, Hassan, Hussain, Maryam and Asma.

According to the family sources, her dead body will be brought back to Pakistan and her funeral prayers (Namaz e Janaza) will be offered on Friday.

She will be laid to rest at Jati Umra in Lahore, the family sources added.