Nawaz, Maryam and Capt Safdar's parole ends today

LAHORE: The five-day parole, granted by the Punjab government to former premier Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar to attend Begum Kulsoom’s funeral, ends today (Monday).

The parole of the three, who have been serving sentences in Adiala jail since July in the Avenfield reference, will end at 4pm.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Tanveer Hussain denied reports that the Sharifs have requested for another extension in their parole.
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 12 am on Monday.
Their parole was then extended till Monday 4pm.
Prayers for the departed former first lady were held at Jati Umra on Sunday.
Begum Kulsoom was laid to rest on September 14. She passed away in London on September 11 after a year-long battle with cancer. Her funeral prayers were offered in London on Thursday following which her body was flown to Lahore.

Nawaz had refused to be released on parole

Earlier, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif confirmed that Nawaz and his daughter Maryam had refused to submit a parole request for their release to attend Begum Kulsoom’s funeral.
Speaking to the media at the Heathrow Airport, the PML-N president said he had submitted the parole request on behalf of his brother and niece.