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Jailed ex-PM Nawaz Sharif looses his wife Kulsoom Nawaz, to attend funeral on parole

September 11, 2018

She died in London after a long battle with cancer. She was 68.

Nawaz Sharif with his late wife Kulsoom Nawaz
Nawaz Sharif with his late wife Kulsoom Nawaz

Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam & son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar will be granted parole to attend the funeral of Begum Kulsoom, a media report said on Tuesday.

The 3 will be granted parole from the time of Kulsoom’s funeral prayers till her burial, Geo TV reported, citing the Interior Ministry sources.

Sharif, Maryam & Safdar are currently serving jail terms in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi after being convicted by an accountability court in a corruption case in July this year.

A request’s necessary for parole to be granted, the sources added.

Kulsoom, the wife of Sharif, died Tuesday in London after a long battle with cancer. She was 68 years old.

According to sources, the Sharif family has decided to bring back Kulsoom’s body to Pakistan.

“She’ll be laid to rest in Pakistan,” the family confirmed.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has condoled the death of Kulsoom & said that all the facilities will be provided to her family as per the law.

The Prime Minister Khan has directed the Pakistan High Commission in London to assist in provision of all necessary facilities to the family of the deceased, said an official statement.

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