LONDON – Sharif family has rejects government’s offer over Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.
PM Imran Khan had offered all kind of support and assistance in shifting the dead body of Kulsoom Nawaz to Pakistan.
The family, while thanking the Pakistani High Commission in London for the offer, said they would look after the preparations of last rites and the shifting of the dead body themselves.
Prime Minister Imran Khan earlier in the day had directed officials at the high commission to provide every possible legal assistance to the family and relatives of Kulsoom Nawaz .
Begum Kulsoom Nawaz , the wife of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, passed away at London’s Harley Street Clinic after a prolonged battle with cancer.
The news was confirmed by PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif. Kulsoom Nawaz is survived by her husband and four children, Hassan, Hussain, Maryam and Asma.
“My sister-in-law and wife of Mian Nawaz Sharif, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz is no more. May her soul rest in peace,” Shehbaz Sharif said.
“Nawaz Sharif had always consulted Kulsoom Nawaz during his tough hours. She [Kulsoom Nawaz] challenged dictatorship courageously,” stated Shehbaz while adding at the same time late Kulsoom’s affiliation with democracy was proven and time-tested.
Shehbaz added nation will always remember services of Kulsoom Nawaz for democracy.
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz, who are serving sentence in Adiala Jail, have also been informed about the demise of Begum Kulsoom. The former first lady was diagnosed with lymphoma (throat cancer) in August 2017 after which, she was shifted to London’s Harley Street Clinic for treatment.
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz had flown to London several times to inquire about the health of Kulsoom Nawaz . Family sources told that Begum Kulsoom had inquired about Nawaz and Maryam last night but was not informed about their conviction.