Parole of Nawaz Sharif, Maryam, son-in-law extended by 3 days

Elias Hubbard
September 14, 2018

Pakistan's jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from the high security Adiala Jail early Wednesday on parole to attend the funeral of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who died in London.

As per details, 13 members of Sharif family, including Shehbaz Sharif, Asma Nawaz, sons of Husssain Nawaz and other relatives are coming to Pakistan with the body via PIA flight PK 758, which is scheduled to reach at Lahore's Allama Iqbal Airport at around 07: 00am today (Friday).

The former three-time premier, who was accompanied by Sharif family members to pay respects to Begum Kulsoom at Sharif Medical City after her body was brought to Lahore, is now meeting guests in Jati Umra.

"Hasan and Hussain will not return as they will attend the funeral prayer of their mother in London on Thursday", a Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader said.

MMA Chief Maulana Fazl ur Rehman also reached Jati Umra to offer condolences to Nawaz Sharif on the death of his wife.

Her two sons - Hussain Nawaz and Hassan Nawaz - and Samdhi Ishaq Dar will stay in London. They have also received the "out-of-England" letter from the coroner's court, paving the way for the departure of her body for Lahore on Thursday evening.

Condolences continued to pour in for the Sharif family, upon Kulsoom Nawaz's demise. Her funeral will be held on the same day and she will be buried at the Sharif family graveyard in Jati Umra. The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf and Pakistan Peoples Party's delegations will attend the funeral prayers, Geo News reported.

The Punjab government on Wednesday extended parole of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, Maryam, and son-in-law Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar by four days, according to the Punjab Home Department.

The three-time former first lady passed away at a clinic in London on September 11 after a protracted battle with cancer.

Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) Muhammad Safdar, now serving jail terms in the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi after being convicted by an accountability court in a corruption case in July, were initially granted a 12-hour parole to attend the funeral.

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