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Kulsoom Nawaz's funeral prayers held in London

Kulsoom Sharif. Photograph: (Zee News Network)

ANI Pakistan Sep 14, 2018, 06.30 AM (IST)

The funeral prayers for Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of jailed former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif was held at the Islamic Cultural Centre here on Thursday.

The former first lady of Pakistan passed away in London on Tuesday after battling cancer for a long time, at the age of 68.

Hundreds of people attended the ceremony, including Kulsoom's sons - Hassan and Hussain, daughter Asma, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif among others, Geo News reported.

Kulsoom's mortal remains is scheduled to be flown back to Lahore at 10 pm (local time) today from Heathrow Airport in London. Shehbaz Sharif, Asma and other family members will bring her body back to Pakistan.

A funeral prayer will also be held at the Sharif Medical City in Jati Umra tomorrow at 5 pm (local time), after which she would be laid to rest. Legal formalities on shifting her mortal remains are completed and a death certificate has been issued by the Harley Street Clinic.

The Punjab provincial government on Wednesday extended the paroles of Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd.) Muhammad Safdar by three more days to attend Kulsoom's funeral.

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