ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 11th Sep, 2018 ) :The sad demise of former first lady, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz was widely condoled across the political divide on Tuesday.
President Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan were among the dignitaries, who expressed profound grief and sorrow over her death.
Expressing his sorrow, Prime Minister Imran Khan, in his message, described Begum Kulsoom, wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, as a "brave lady." According to PM Office statement, he said the government would provide all assistance to the bereaved family, as per law.
President Dr Arif Alvi also expressed grief over the passing away of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz and prayed for the departed soul to rest in peace.
Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Genral Qamar Javed Bajwa expressed his grief and heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.
"May Allah bless the departed soul eternal peace at Heaven-Amen", Director General of Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor quoted COAS as saying on his official twitter handle.
Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar also expressed deep grief and prayed to the Almighty to shower His blessings upon the departed soul.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shah Farman, Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar, Sindh Governor Imran Ismail and National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaiser also expressed grief over the death of Begum Kulsoom.
They prayed to Allah Almighty to grant eternal peace to the departed soul and solace to the bereaved family.
Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, in his condolence message, expressed condolence and sympathies with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz workers and members of the bereaved family.
Federal Minister for Human Rights Dr Shireen M Mazari expressed deep grief over Begum Kulsoom's demise while Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, in his condolence message, extended sympathies to the bereaved family.
Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples' Party Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, and former president and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari also expressed deep grief over her death.
PML-N Chairman Raja Zafar-ul-Haq said he was with the Sharif family in this difficult time.
Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani sent his condolences to the bereaved family while Awami National Party leader Asfandyar Wali, in his condolence message, said Begum Kulsoom Nawaz fought against the dictatorship.
Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid leaders Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain and Punjab Assembly Speaker Chaudhry Pervez Elahi termed Begum Kulsoom's death a huge loss for the Sharif family.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Senator Faisal Javed, in his tweet, said he was deeply saddened to hear the news of passing away of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.