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Sharif, daughter released on parole to attend Begum Kulsoom's funeral

ANI  |  Lahore [Pakistan] 

The government released former Sharif and his daughter from on parole late Wednesday night to attend the funeral of his wife, Nawaz, reported Geo News.

passed way in on Tuesday after a period of prolonged illness. She was 68.

On Tuesday, had informed that the has decided to release Sharif and his daughter for Begum Kulsoom's funeral.

"We have just received a request from the family, and, Inshallah, we will be granting parole," Dawn News quoted Chaudhry as saying,

The father and daughter will be granted parole according to rule 545 of the Punjab of 1978, Dawn News reported.

According to Dawn News, both Nawaz and boarded a special plane after being released from The other family members of the were also reportedly on the plane bound for

Soon after her death, tributes poured in from all corners as newly appointed of Pakistan and India's played glowing tributes.

Khan took to and said, "Sad to learn of Nawaz's death. She was a courageous woman of great dignity and confronted her disease with fortitude. My condolences and prayers go to the "

"I am sorry to know about the sad demise of Mrs. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved family. May her soul rest in peace," Swaraj wrote on

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 07:40 IST
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