LAHORE: Former first lady Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was laid to rest next to the resting place of her Father-in-law Mian Sharif at Jati Umra, Lahore after offering funeral prayers at Sharif medical city amid tight security.

Famed religious scholar Maulana Tariq Jameel led Begum Kulsoom’s funeral prayers.

Various political leaders attended the funeral prayers of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.

Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif passed away in London on September 11 after a year-long battle with cancer. Her funeral prayers were offered in London on Thursday following which Kulsoom Nawaz’s body was flown to Lahore.

Begum Kulsoom passed in London on Tuesday after a long cancer battle, she left four children and a husband as her survivors.

She was under treatment since June 2017 at Harley Street Clinic in London. She was on ventilator since past couple of months.

Born in 1950 in Lahore to a Kashmiri family, Begum Kulsoom attended Islamia College and graduated from the Forman Christian College in Lahore.

She received a Master’s degree in Urdu from Punjab University in 1970. Begum Kulsoom Nawaz served as the president of the PML-N from 1999 to 2002.

Both mother and daughter were also placed under house arrest following Nawaz’s dismissal by Musharraf.

Begum Kulsoom led defiant, lonely protests against the Musharraf regime to get her husband freed from prison.

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was elected to Lahore’s NA-120 constituency in a by-poll last year, but left for the United Kingdom before she could begin campaigning for the by-poll.

Due to her illness, she was unable to return and formally take oath for the seat.