Punjab government has extended the parole time of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Safdar to attend the funeral of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz who passed away in London on Tuesday.
According to the Punjab Home Department spokesperson, it has been decided that Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Safdar’s parole be extended by three days.
A summary in this regard has been forwarded to the Punjab chief minister.
Nawaz Sharif, Maryam and Safdar were released on a 12-hour parole which expected to be extended in order to enable them attend the funeral and burial of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz at the Jati Umra residence of the Sharifs on Friday.
Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, PML-N President and opposition leader in the National Assembly, had flown to London to attend her funeral prayers at Regent Park mosque and bring back her body to Lahore.
The security around the Jati Umra residence has been beefed up.