LAHORE: Late Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s body reached at Allama Iqbal International Airport from London’s Heathrow airport via PIA’s flight PK- 758 here early Friday morning.
Former first lady, Late Begum Kulsoom Nawaz had passed away on Tuesday afternoon after a long battle against throat cancer at a London Hospital. Her body will be escorted to her residence in Jati Umra for funeral prayers and burial later in the day.
Her nephews including Opposition Leader in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shehbaz Sharif, Salman Shehbaz, Yousaf Abbas and Aziz Abbas besides other close relatives received the coffin at the Hajj terminal. A special immigration counter was set up at the Hajj Terminal of the airport in order to facilitate the early clearance of all those who arrived with Kulsoom’s body.
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Opposition Leader in the National Assembly and PML- N President Shehbaz Sharif accompanied the coffin from London. Family members and PML-N’s party leaders from London including Zakariya Hussain Sharif, Asma Dar, Haleema Dar,Usman Dar, Asif Baig Mirza, Khadija Mirza, Saira Saleh, Ijaz Gull, Samia Tariq, Nargis Butt also reached here for funeral prayers.
Punjab police had made special security arrangements in and around the airport. Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral prayers will be offered at Sharif Medical City playgrounds, Jati Umra at 5:00 pm today. Religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jamil will lead the prayers.