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Shehbaz Sharif leaves for London to bring back Kulsoom's body

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Wednesday left for to bring back the body of his sister-in-law Begum who died after a long battle with cancer, according to a media report.

Shehbaz, the younger brother of Pakistan's jailed former Nawaz Sharif, departed from the here.

The funeral prayers of Nawaz Sharif's wife Kulsoom will be offered at the on Thursday afternoon and her body will be flown to after completion of legal formalities, Geo reported.

The has said Kulsoom will be laid to rest on Friday in Jati Umra, residence of the

The former died Tuesday in after a long battle with cancer. She was 68.

She was diagnosed with lymphoma (throat) cancer in August last and had been in since, where she underwent multiple surgeries and at least five sessions.

She was placed on a ventilator in June following a cardiac arrest.

The former prime minister, his daughter and Capt (retd) reached here early Wednesday from after they were released from on a 12-hour parole to attend the funeral of Kulsoom.

Nawaz, and Capt Safdar are currently at their Jati Umra residence where they are meeting family members and party leaders.

Former first daughter said Tuesday night she was "deeply saddened" by the fact that she was unable to be by the bedside of her ailing mother during her last moments.

"Today was extremely difficult after learning of my mother's death. It was extremely painful to know that I wasn't by my mother's side," she said.

"I am deeply saddened," she told Geo

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 13:05 IST