On Parole For Wife Kulsoom's Funeral, Nawaz Sharif To Return To Jail

Nawaz Sharif's younger brother, Shehbaz, has been granted permission to accompany them on the special flight to Rawalpindi.

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On Parole For Wife Kulsoom's Funeral, Nawaz Sharif To Return To Jail

Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam been sent to jail two months ago in a corruption case. (File)


Lahore: 

Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law are set to return to the jail on Monday after the end their five-day parole granted to them to attend the funeral of his wife Begum Kulsoom, who died last week in London after a battle with cancer.

Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Capt (retd) M Safdar are currently serving jail term in Rawalpindi's Adiala, after being convicted by an accountability court in a corruption case in July, were released on parole on Thursday.

The Sharifs had been sent to the jail two months ago in the corruption case related to their purchase of properties in London. The parole will end at 4pm on Monday.

They will be flown to Rawalpindi via a special flight from the Lahore airport.

Geo News quoting sources said three members of the Sharif family -- Hamza Shehbaz, Salman and Yousuf Abbas -- have been granted permission to accompany them inside the Lahore airport.

Nawaz Sharif's younger brother, Shehbaz, has been granted permission to accompany them on the special flight to Rawalpindi, the sources added. Several PML-N leaders were present at their Jati Umra residece when the three were taken to the airport.

Earlier, PML-N leader Tanveer Hussain denied reports that the Sharifs have requested for another extension in their parole.

On Wednesday, the Punjab government extended their parole by four days until 12 am on Monday.

Kulsoom was laid to rest on Friday at the Sharif family's Jati Umra residence in Lahore, next to the graves of her father-in-law Mian Sharif and brother-in-law Abbas Sharif.



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