The government late Tuesday night said it would allow incarcerated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to attend the funeral of Kulsoom Nawaz, his late wife and PML-N stalwart, along with Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar. The three family members will be granted parole to attend her last rites.
Kulsoom passed away in London after a prolonged battle with lymphoma.
"We have just received a request from the family, and Inshallah we will be granting parole," Reuters quoted Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry as saying.
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Nawaz, Maryam and Safdar are currently serving time in Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi after an accountability court ruled that they had assets beyond known income.
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Kulsoom's remains will be brought back by relative to Lahore, where the funeral is expected to take place at the family home in Raiwind. Details of the funeral have not yet been released.
PML-N Spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb told the Associated Press that arrangements were being made to bring her remains back to Pakistan for burial.
Party leader Khawaja Imran Nazeer, speaking to the media in Lahore, said Begum Kulsoom may be laid to rest in the family home at Raiwind, but clarified that all decisions will be finalised only after consultation between family members. He said in case the family decides to bury her in Pakistan, the repatriation process may take two or three days.
Begum Kulsoom, 68, had been placed on life support earlier today as her health began deteriorating, sources at London's Harley Street Clinic had told GeoNews.