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Officials, public figures attend funeral of presidential hopeful Shafiq's wife

The funeral of the wife of presidential hopeful and former prime minister, Ahmed Shafiq, is attended by many of Egypt's public figures

Ahram Online, Saturday 21 Apr 2012
Ahmed Shafiq at funeral
Former head of intelligence and Mubarak's former vice president Omar Suleiman gives condolences to presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq for death of his wife. (Photo: Ahram)
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Several officials and public figures attend funeral of presidential hopeful Ahmed Shafiq's wife, Azza Abdel Fattah, on Saturday. Abdel Fattah passed away on Friday afternoon after suffering from a long-term illness.

The attendees included former head of intelligence and Mubarak's former vice president, Omar Suleiman; Minister of International Cooperation Fayza Abul Naga; former Deputy Prime Minister Yehia El-Gamal; General Prosecutor Abdel-Meguid Mahmoud and several representatives from the Church, including the acting pope's secretary.

A former commander of the Egyptian Air Force, diplomat and politician, Ahmed Shafiq was a long-time minister in Mubarak's government and served for 33 days as the last prime minister in the final stretch of the rule of the ousted president.

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