Punjab government has decided to release Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders Shehbaz Sahrif and son Hamza Shehbaz on parole to attend the funeral of Begum Shamim Akhtar, who passed away on Sunday morning in London.
According to the details, Punjab cabinet has approved Shehbaz and Hamza’s release for five days over the demise of Begum Shamim.
They would be released as soon as the body of Begum Shamim Akhtar would reach Pakistan from London, sources said.
Moreover, Opposition leader in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza Shehbaz have submitted applications for their release on parole to the deputy commissioners.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Ataullah Tarrar submitted the plea for release of Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz on parole to attend the funeral prayers of Begum Shamim Akhtar, mother of Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif.
The petition sought immediate release of Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz from jail to attend the funeral prayers of Begum Shamim Akhtar and to receive the people that will come from every part of the country to condole with them.
Earlier, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has announced to suspend all scheduled political activities until the funeral prayers of Begum Shamim Akhtar.
“We have suspended all activities of the PML-N until the funeral of Mian Nawaz Sharif’s mother”, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said on Twitter.
“May God give courage to the family to bear this tragedy. Aameen,” she wrote.
On the other hand, Federal Minister for Information Shibli Faraz has made it clear the Nawaz Sharif and his family members are not restricted to attend the funeral of Begum Shamim.
Begum Shamim Akhtar, who was suffering from severe chest pain and worsening dementia, had passed away Sunday afternoon at the Avenfield apartments, where she stayed with her son, Nawaz Sharif.