Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral prayers were offered at the Regent Park Mosque on Thursday after the the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif passed away in London on Tuesday following a battle against cancer.

Her funeral prayers were also attended by her sons Hassan and Hussain, brother-in-law Shehbaz Sharif, Chaudhry Nisar, Ishaq Dar among others.

Shehbaz Sharif - along with Kulsoom Nawaz’s daughter Asma and granddaughters (daughters of Hussain Nawaz) and other family members – will bring former first lady’s body back to Pakistan tonight at 11pm on a Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight scheduled to depart from Heathrow Airport for Lahore.

According to a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson, the funeral prayers of the former first lady will be offered on Friday at Sharif Medical City in Jati Umra,

“The funeral prayers will be offered at 5pm on Friday and the former premier’s wife will be laid to rest in Jati Umra,” PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said.

The former premier’s sons, Hassan and Hussain, will not travel to Pakistan for their mother’s funeral. Legal formalities have been completed and the family has received a death certificate issued by the Harley Street Clinic, where Begum Kulsoom died on Tuesday.

They have also received the “out-of-England” letter has also been received from the coroner’s court, paving the way for the departure of her body for Lahore on Thursday evening.

Last night, when Shehbaz reached London, Nawaz’s son Hussain hugged him and broke down into tears.