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Sharifs' parole extended by 3 days

ANI  |  Islamabad [Pakistan] 

The paroles of jailed former Sharif, his daughter and (retd.) have been extended by three more days, the provincial government announced on Wednesday.

The trio was released on a 12-hour parole in the wee hours of Wednesday following the demise of Sharif's wife Kulsoom They were escorted by the police from in to in Islamabad, from where they were brought to in a chartered flight, Geo News reported.

Chief Minister was quoted by Geo News as saying that the paroles of Sharif, Maryam and Safar were extended to attend Kulsoom's last rites. A from the Home Department said that if there was a delay in conducting the funeral, the parole would be further extended.

Meanwhile, Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif, flew to London, to bring back mortal remains of Kulsoom. The party announced that the funeral prayers for Kulsoom will be held in at a local mosque in on Thursday.

PML-N leader said, "The body will then be transported to Heathrow Airport, wherefrom it will reach on Friday morning, at around 6 am. Her second funeral prayers and burial will be held in Raiwind, Jati Umra."

The former passed away on Tuesday at a hospital after battling with lymphoma (throat) cancer for a long time. She was 68 years old.

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First Published: Wed, September 12 2018. 19:35 IST