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

Blanche Robertson
September 14, 2018

On Thursday, hundreds of people attended the funeral prayers of Begum Kulsoom at London's Regent Park mosque, which was separate from another one to take place in Lahore on Friday.

Speaking to reporters at the airport, he had shared Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz are in great pain on account of their loss since they could not be with her at the time of demise.

The three-time Premier, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Mohammad Safdar, now serving prison terms on corruption charges, were granted parole by the Punjab government to attend Begum Kulsoom's funeral.

"The people who have ignited this fire will learn soon".

Shehbaz Sharif, Kulsoom Nawaz's brother-in-law and president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), along with her daughter Asma, grandson Zayd Hussain Sharif (Hussain Nawaz's son), and 11 other family members accompanied the body. The restricted area however has not been declared a sub-jail by the Home Department. Sharif and two of his family members are now serving prison terms in a corruption case.

The former prime minister was looking highly sad and exhausted.

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Maryam Nawaz also saw her grandmother and was seen weeping at most of the occasions as the relatives came to condole the death of her mother. She was also seen reading from the Holy Quran for the departed soul of her mother.

Sharif is unable to meet visitors arriving at Jati Umra to extend condolences as his health deteriorated on Wednesday, family sources said. A very somber atmosphere prevailed at Jattumra throughout the day.

Earlier, Prime Minister Imran Khan had ordered to facilitate the Sharif family regarding the bringing back the body of Kulsoom and matters related to their parole.

However, Shehbaz persuaded them to avail release on parole as a legal right.

Meanwhile, the Punjab home department has issued a notification announcing an extension in the parole already awarded to Sharif for additional five days - September 12 (4pm) to September 17 (4pm). "In case of a delay in Begum Kulsoom's funeral, the parole will be further extended", the spokesperson added.

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