Funeral prayers of Kulsoom Nawaz likely on Friday

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Further speaking on the move to auction 8 buffaloes kept by former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, a close aide of PM Imran Khan has said that the government as part of its austerity drive will also auction 80 luxury cars parked at the Prime Ministers' House.

Kulsoom passed away in London on Tuesday after a prolonged battle with lymphoma.

The Sharif family said her body will be returned to Pakistan. She met Nawaz Sharif in 1971 and the couple married. The trio arrived at Lahore at 3.15 am Wednesday.

She said the Punjab government did not entertain Shahbaz Sharif's request for five days and only granted their release for 12 hours.

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz will be buried alongside Mian Sharif, her father-in-law, at Jati Umra.

"Since Kulsoom' body is scheduled to arrive here on Friday there is no point of not extending the parole period".

Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar are now serving jail terms in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi after being convicted by an accountability court in a corruption case in July. The duration of permission granted shall not exceed 12w hours.

According to rule 545B of the Punjab Prison Rules 1978, "The provincial government or the District Coordination Officer may permit a well behaved prisoner to participate in the funeral of his blood or other relative of the first degree subject to his safety and security under adequate police escort".

Imran Khan-led Pakistan government has made a decision to auction 8 buffaloes which have been kept by former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at the PM House.

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Heavy contingent of police has been deployed at the Jati Umra to provide security to the Sharif family.

"It was extremely painful to know that I wasn't by my mother's side" as she breathed her last, she added.

Kulsoom Nawaz passed away in a hospital in London on Tuesday.

. "Doctors tried their best but couldn't save her life", Marriyum Aurangzeb said. She said Shehbaz would leave for London to bring the body to Lahore.

It is likely that both sons may not return to Pakistan as they have been declared absconders by an accountability court in the off-shore properties case.

She had been diagnosed in London and her treatment had been happening ever since.

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

When he was first imprisoned after a military coup in 1999, she took over leadership of the party and led rallies in the streets.

Since his dismissal by the Supreme Court a year ago Sharif has engaged in open confrontation with Pakistan's security establishment, accusing the military of engineering his fall from power, curbing democratic development and fostering links with militants. Due to her illness, she was unable to return and formally take oath for the seat.