Nawaz, Maryam leave Jati Umra for Adiala as parole ends

Petition seeking extension in parole expected to be filed soon


Sardar Sikander September 17, 2018
Former premier Nawaz Sharif arriving at Kulsoom Nawaz's funeral PHOTO: REUTERS

ISLAMABAD: abadFormer prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar were flown back from Lahore and taken to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi upon the end of their five-day parole on Monday.

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz laid to rest at Jati Umra amid sobs and tears

The three had been conditionally released to attend the funeral prayers of Kulsoom Nawaz, the wife of former PM Sharif.

They were all accompanied by senior officials of Adiala Jail and Punjab Home Department as well as Shehbaz Sharif in a special aircraft during their return flight, according to PML-N sources. They were taken to Adiala Jail by road amid high security and shifted to separate B-Class cells after preliminary medical tests.



Nawaz Says good bye to his mother. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Begum Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral to be held in Jati Umra

The sources said that Shehbaz wanted to apply to the Punjab Home Department for a three to five days’ extension in parole, but the former PM personally declined any further extension. Maryam is also said to have supported her father’s stance in this regard.

PML-N sources said that Nawaz met with his mother and other members of his family before leaving for Islamabad.

Three family members were allowed to accompany the incarcerated Sharifs to the Lahore airport. They included Hamza Shehbaz and Suleman Shehbaz, sons of Shehbaz and Yousuf Abbas, the son of Abbas Sharif, the late younger brother of Nawaz and Shehbaz.

Prior to their departure, Sharif, Maryam and Safdar also visited the graves of Sharif’s father Mian Sharif, Abbas Sharif and Kulsoom Nawaz at their family’s Jati Umra graveyard in Lahore, the sources said.

During their stay at their Raiwind residence, senior leaders of almost all political parties, foreign diplomats and people belonging to various walks of life called on Sharif and offered their condolences.

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Aamir | 3 years ago | Reply Stay strong Nawaz!
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