Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Safdar shifted to Adiala jail as 5-day parole ends

Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Safdar shifted to Adiala jail as 5-day parole ends

Lahore (Staff Report): Former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar on Monday shifted to Adiala jail as their five-day parole granted to them to attend Begum Kulsoom's funeral ended.

Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Safdar were released on 12-hour parole after the former premier’s wife, Begum Kulsoom, passed away on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, however, the Punjab government extended their parole by four days until Monday.

The former first lady was laid to rest in Lahore’s Jati Umra on Friday.

Earlier, her funeral prayer, led by Maulana Tariq Jameel was offered at Sharif Medical City.

The funeral was attended by the leadership of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf including Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar and NA Speaker Asad Qaiser. Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders Khursheed Shah, Qamar Zaman Kaira were also in attendance. MQM-P leader and federal minister Khalid Maqbool Siddiqui, MQM-P leader Farooq Sattar and PkMAP chief Mehmood Khan Azhakzai, Punjab Assembly speaker Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi and PML-Q leader Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain were also present.

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz passed away in London on Tuesday after a months-long battle with cancer. She had been placed on life support earlier as her health began deteriorating.

Kulsoom travelled to the British capital city in August last year, where she was diagnosed with Lymphoma, prompting Sharif family members to get her admitted to the upscale health facility.

The former first lady, who contested elections from NA-120 Lahore last year, was shifted to the intensive care unit at a UK hospital from the emergency unit after her condition deteriorated ahead of Eid ul Fitr.

She is survived by her husband and four children, Hassan, Hussain, Maryam and Asma.