Punjab govt extends Sharif’s parole for three days
LAHORE (92 News) – The Punjab government on Wednesday extended the parole of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, her daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (r) Safdar for three days to attend the last rituals of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz on Friday.
As per details, the extension of parole started from today’s 3pm afternoon and would be ended on Saturday’s afternoon. According to the Punjab Home Department, the parole can be further extended if the body of Kulsoom Nawaz’s will delay.
During the parole, Sharif family convicted members will remain within the boundaries of Jati Umra and will only be allowed to meet their family members.
The funeral prayer of Kulsoom will be offered on Thursday in London’s Regent Park mosque. PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif and other family members have flown to London to attend the funeral and bring Kulsoom’s body back to Pakistan.
The body will be reached on Friday and the last rituals of burial also be offered the same day. Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, sons of Nawaz Sharif, will not attend the burial ceremony of their mother in Lahore.
The Sharif family was earlier released from Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail on 12-hour parole hours Kulsoom Nawaz passed away in a London hospital.
After their release, Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt (r) Safdar have reached in Jati Umra in Lahore. Initially, they have been released on parole for 12 hours to attend funeral of Begun Kulsoom Nawaz but the duration can be extended later by the Punjab government.
Sharif family was shifted to Lahore on special plane arranged by the government. From the Lahore airport the three shifted to Sharif’s residence in Jati Umra under tight security. Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Capt (retd) Safdar will remain within the boundaries of Jati Umra during their 12-hour release on parole.
The heavy contingent deployed around the Jati Umra and the Interior Ministry declares Jati Umra as sub-jail. Whereas, Shehbaz Sharif pleaded to the Punjab government for five days parole release application.
A day earlier, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, passed away after battling cancer in London on Tuesday.
The former first lady was being treated at Harley Street Clinic. She was shifted to the ventilator after her condition deteriorated. Her body has been shifted to mortuary of Regent Park Mosque.