Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom laid to rest

Nawaz Sharif and other Sharif family members excluding the deceased’s two sons Hassan and Hussain Nawaz attended the prayers.

Amid chants of "mother of democracy", Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, was laid to rest on Friday as thousands of PML-N supporters and top politicians attended her funeral prayers. 

Kulsoom, who died Tuesday in a London hospital after a year-long battle with throat cancer, was laid to rest at the Sharif family’s Jati Umra residence here next to the graves of her father-in-law Mian Sharif and brother-in-law Abbas Sharif. 

Her funeral prayers, led by renowned cleric Tariq Jameel, were offered at a ground at Lahore’s Sharif Medical City, after which her body was transported to Jati Umra amid high security.

Nawaz Sharif and other Sharif family members excluding the deceased’s two sons Hassan and Hussain Nawaz attended the prayers.

Hassan and Hussain have been declared absconders by an accountability court in corruption cases linked to Panama Papers scandal.

A protective human chain was formed around Sharif so that the funeral prayers could be offered.