Kulsoom Nawaz, wife of Nawaz Sharif passed away in London, England yesterday due to a long time battle with Lymphoma.
Hours after the news broke, Nawaz and Maryam were both let out on a 12-hour parole to attend the funeral prayers.
To deny people their human rights is to challenge their very humanity.
– Nelson Mandela
Late Begum #KalsoomNawaz breathed her last anxiously waiting for a glimpse of her husband Former PM #NawazSharif, their daughter #MaryamNawaz & son-in-law #CaptSafdar ..#RIP #Humanity ! pic.twitter.com/vjREbpyrdO
— Adnan Khan (@Dr_Khan) September 11, 2018
And since then, Pakistanis have been having a field day with the decision, many disapproving of the government’s decision.
Kalsoom Nawaz is still alive and the one who dies has hyper realistic flesh mask of Kalsoom Nawaz.
All they doing for getting sympathy to release both the convicted Nawaz Sharif and his Chorni daughter Maryam Safdar nothing else.#DamsForPakistan pic.twitter.com/aXSEr57cvf
— 🇬🇭 Sher Ali Khan 🇵🇰 (@nasratwall) September 12, 2018
#NawazSharif @UmarCheema1 @babakodda18plus Why Govt is so lenient to this Bastards Family who show NO MERCY to the people they kill in Model Town Lahore in daylight … Inshallah their whole family will died in Jail. لازم ھے سب یہ دیکھں گے انشاالللہ
— Shiekh Hassan (@RebelAlive) September 12, 2018
LUCKY PRISONERS #NawazSharif, #MaryamNawaz & #CaptSafdar released from #Adiyala, they reached #Lahore on early hours of #Wed while body of #KulsoomNawaz will be land on #Thursday and Funeral after the #Juma Prayers.
How many other prisoners allowed like this?
Is this justice?
— abdullah06 (@abdullah06) September 12, 2018
— M. Asim Khan (@asimnyazee) September 11, 2018
Some even suggested that the death was held upon until yesterday.
Sources from Clinic in London confirmed that #NawazSharif was informed multiple times during last 40 days, by the Doctors of #KulsoomNawaz that she is only breathing on machines but actually is brain dead, but her spouse insisted of keeping her alive just to use sympathy card.
— Rashid Khan (@RHNotion) September 12, 2018
#NawazSharif so it was pre planned that shair will be out on 11 sep
— Ommair Sohail Malik (@OmmairSohail) September 12, 2018
Of course, many were in favor of the decision and defended the Sharifs from harsh criticism.
The Govt did the right thing by granting parole to Maryam Nawaz & #NawazSharif for #KalsoomNawaz's funeral. I just hope that the Media stays away from this as much as possible & #PMLN doesn't use this parole for political sympathy or start giving anti-Govt statements.
— FB (@MutePaper) September 12, 2018
#KulsoomNawaz Inna lillah e wa inna aleyhey rajioun. May Allah have mercy on her soul. Its a request to please not disrespect the deceased by politically manipulating her death & giving opinions like Nawaz & Maryam should be freed because Kulsoom sahiba died etc etc. Please! pic.twitter.com/QdrfGN0Zx6
— Hamza Ali Abbasi (@iamhamzaabbasi) September 11, 2018
Given everything Nawaz and his daughter have been charged for, putting them in jail was a win against corruption in Pakistan and a step in the right and just direction for this country.
However, disgracing the memory of Kulsoom by pointing fingers at the Sharifs at this time of grieving is not something that we as citizens part of ‘Naya Pakistan’ should be doing. The Sharifs are in prison, they are serving their time and living through the consequences of their actions.
A death is a death and in our culture and religion, this time is to be respected by all people. Using their parole as an excuse to put down the family and more so using the death of Kulsoom to create conspiracy theories, jokes and personal attacks on the Sharifs is absolutely disgusting, unnecessary and unacceptable.
If we truly are Naya Pakistan, surely we should know better.
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Cover photo source: @WadanaFarooq Via Twitter