Aitzaz apologises for remarks on Begum Kulsoom’s illness following her demise

Aitzaz apologises for remarks on Begum Kulsoom’s illness following her demise

Aitzaz apologises for remarks on Begum Kulsoom’s illness following her demise

Following her death, politicians from both sides of the aisle - including Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, President Arif Alvi, and numerous members of the PML-N - offered condolence messages to the Sharif family via Twitter.

Kulsoom Nawaz-Sharif, who battled cancer for more than a year, died after months of being in a coma, the family said.

Begum Kulsoom was under treatment at London's Harley Street Clinic since June 2017. She further underwent multiple surgeries and around five chemotherapy sessions.

Meanwhile, Shehbaz Sharif will leave for the United Kingdom on the next available flight to bring back the body of his sister-in-law.

At that time, he had said that he was leaving behind his ailing wife in Allah's protection and returning to Pakistan regardless of whether he was "taken to prison or gallows". Both are now serving jail sentence with Maryam's husband Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdarin Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi after being convicted by an accountability court in a corruption case in July. Sharif and his daughter Maryam Sharif are at present imprisoned in Rawalpindi jail. "Our legal team will handle the matter", he said.

Bilawal remarked that Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was a very fearless woman.

Both sons Hassan and Hussain reside in the United Kingdom and cared for her while Nawaz and Maryam attended near daily hearings of their corruption trial. "My condolences and prayers go to the Sharif family". "The government is ready to extend all our support within the legal boundaries", he said.

Talking to a private news channel, Ahsan said he tenders an apology to the Sharif family.

ISLAMABAD: The government has released former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar on parole to attend the funeral of Pakistan's former first lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.

Prime Minister Imran Khan has expressed deep grief and sorrow over the sad demise of Kulsoom Nawaz.

Begum Kulsoom served as first lady of Pakistan in her husband's three non-consecutive terms as prime minister from 1990-1993, 1997-1999 and 2013-2017. Born in 1950 in Lahore to a Kashmiri family, Begum Kulsoom married Nawaz Sharif in 1971 after completing her master's degree in Urdu from Punjab University, Lahore.

Kulsoom Nawaz - who became interim president of the PML-N party - made her own political headlines during her detention when she defied her guards and led a procession from her Model Town residence across Lahore city.

"She was a courageous lady, and will be remembered for her struggle for democracy and for her love for the people of Pakistan", Mushahidullah Khan told Arab News.

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