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Former Pakistan PM, daughter given parole to attend wife's burial

Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law, retired captain Mohammad Safdar, were released from Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail on parole after his ailing wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz died in a London hospital on Tuesday.

Sep 12, 2018
ISLAMABAD: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law, retired captain Mohammad Safdar, were released from Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail on parole after his ailing wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz died in a London hospital on Tuesday.
 
All three were released on a 12-hour parole, which is likely to be extended till the burial of Begum Kulsoom at Jati Umra on Friday afternoon, on an order of the Punjab home department. The three were escorted by police to the Nur Khan airbase from where they were flown to Lahore, Dawn reported.
 
Shahbaz Sharif, PML-N president and leader of the opposition in the National Assembly, on Wednesday departed for London to attend her funeral prayers at the Regent's Park mosque on Thursday before bringing her body to Lahore.
 
Family sources told Dawn that Kulsoom's sons would not accompany her body to Lahore though her other daughter, Asma, and grandson Zikriya Shari, would travel with the casket to Pakistan.
 
Party sources in Lahore confirmed to the media that Begum Kulsoom would be laid to rest at the Jati Umra residence of the Sharif family.

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