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LAHORE: The five-day parole granted to the Nawaz trio ends today (Monday) at 4pm.
Sharif along with his daughter Maryam and and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar was released on the parole on Sept 12 to attend the funeral of his wife Begum Kusloom Nawaz who expired in London last week after a prolonged illness and her deteriorating health.
According to reports Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif has been putting in efforts to get another extension in their parole until Begum Kulsoom’s chehlum.
However, a PML-N leader denied that the Sharif family will request the government to extend the parole for another time.
He expects the government to grant an extension in their parole on humanitarian grounds.
The imprisoned PML-N leaders were first released for 12 hours from Adiala jail but later the parole was extended for five days on the request of Sharif family until Begum Kulsoom’s burial.
The Sharif family had sought a five-day parole for their family members who have been serving sentences at Adiala Jail. Nawaz, Maryam and Capt (retd) Safdar were escorted by police from Adiala Jail to the Nur Khan Airbase from where they were brought to Lahore via special flight at 2:30 am on Wednesday.
Kulsoom Nawaz breathed her last at a hospital in London
Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and her spouse Safdar, were convicted by an accountability court in the Avenfield reference case on July 6. Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to ten years in prison, while Maryam was imprisoned for seven years.