Sushma Swaraj condoles demise of Nawaz Sharif's wife

Kulsoom Nawaz

Kulsoom Nawaz

Nawaz Shairf and Maryam are now serving a jail sentence at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi for corruption.

"Her body will be brought back and buried at the Sharif's Jati Umra residence", she said.

Shehbaz Sharif will leave for London today to get the dead body.

The Pakistan government released former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz from Adiala Jail on parole late Wednesday night to attend the funeral of his wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, reported Geo News.

According to well-placed sources at the Interior Ministry, the trio, now imprisoned at the Adiala jail, will be granted parole from the time of Begum Kulsoom's funeral prayers till her burial.

"It was extremely painful to know that I wasn't by my mother's side" as she breathed her last, she added.

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It is likely that both sons may not return to Pakistan as they have been declared absconders by an accountability court in the off-shore properties case. She was diagnosed with lymphoma in August 2017 and had received treatment for more than a year at the Harley Street Clinic in London.

"The Sharif family has sought at least a three-day parole", they said. Nawaz Sharif has served as Pakistan PM for three terms.

After her husband's government was dismissed by General Pervez Musharraf in a military coup and her husband was jailed, Kulsoom took over as the party's President.

Since his dismissal by the Supreme Court past year Sharif has engaged in open confrontation with Pakistan's security establishment, accusing the military of engineering his fall from power, curbing democratic development and fostering links with militants.

She was born in 1950 in Lahore to a Kashmiri family.

Ms Kulsoom married Nawaz Sharif in April 1971 and they have four children - Hassan, Hussain, Maryam and Asma.

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