Pakistan International Airlines’ (PIA) flight PK-758, which flew off from London’s Heathrow Airport carrying Begum Kulsoom’s body, was slated to touch down around 6:45AM.
Shehbaz Sharif, the deceased’s brother-in-law and president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), is accompanying the body.
Hamza Shehbaz , Salman Shehbaz, Yousif Abbas and other family members were present at Lahore Airport to receive the body.
In order to maintain the law and order, heavy contingents of police and Airports Security Force (ASF) personnel were deployed at the Allama Iqbal International Airport as well as its entry and exit routes.
Earlier, Begum Kulsoom’s casket had flown to Lahore on PIA flight (PK-758) which departed from Heathrow Airport at around 11:50 pm (PST) on Thursday.
when casket arrived at Heathrow airport PML N president Shahbaz Sharif and Hussain Nawaz Sharif, son of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif were also present on the occasion.
Hussain Nawaz came for farewell with family members at Heathrow airport, however, he had decided not to attend mother’s funeral in Pakistan.
Kulsoom will be laid to rest the same day besides the grave of her father-in-law Mian Sharif at Jati Umra.
The Former first lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was passed away in London on September 11 due to a long illness.
Earlier The funeral prayer of the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was offered in London’s Regent Park Mosque mid the scenes of mourn and tears.
The funeral prayer offered by Imam of Regent Park mosque Imram Sheikh Khalifa Ezzat.
Kulsoom will be laid to rest the same day beside the grave of her father-in-law Mian Sharif at Jati Umra.
Renowned religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel will lead the funeral prayers of former First Lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz at Sharif Medical City, Jati Umra.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (MPA) Mirza Javed while talking to media here Wednesday said, “Maulana Tariq Jameel will lead the funeral prayers of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.”
Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of the former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, passed away at London’s Harley Street Clinic on Tuesday after a prolonged battle with cancer.