LAHORE: The notification of Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz’s release on parole has on Friday been issued.
According to the notification, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and his son will remain free from November 27 to December 1 on five-day parole. PML-N had requested for fourteen-day parole.
The decision to release Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz has been 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.
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 dead 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. NNI