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Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz released from Kot Lakhpat Jail on five-day parole

Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza Shehbaz released from Kot Lakhpat Jail on five-day parole
November 27, 2020

Earlier, a notification for their release was issued. According to the notification, the PML-N president and his son will remain free from November 27 to December 1. The PML-N had requested for 14-day parole.

The decision to release Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz was made ahead of the funeral of Begum Shamim Akhtar, mother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif, who died in London on Sunday.

The Punjab Home Department said parole is a legal right of Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had earlier sent a request for the temporary release of Shehbaz and Hamza to the provincial cabinet for approval.

The body of Begum Shamim Akhtar is expected to reach Pakistan on Saturday and the funeral prayers will be offered on the same day. Her funeral prayers were also offered in London. Begum Shamim Akhtar will be buried beside her late husband, Mian Sharif, and arrangements in this regard have been finalized.