Former First Lady Kulsoom Nawaz passed away on September 11th, 2018. Soon after, the government announced the release of her husband and daughter, Nawaz Sharif, Capt. Safdar and Maryam from the Adiala Jail.
To ensure they abide by the rules of the government, police forces have been discharged around their Raiwind road residence to restrain their movements. Even though Kulsoom Nawaz’s body is yet to arrive in Pakistan, it is said that the release was done so on grounds of empathy and compassion.
Their parole was initially for 12 hours but is anticipated to be extended and will be exclusive of their travel time. The government officials released an official statement claiming that there would be no question in granting the inmates their parole for the funeral. Furthermore, they added that the plea that was issued by Nawaz Sharif will also be given due diligence and legal credibility.
“Initially, we released them on parole for 12 hours but the application they have given to the Punjab government is for five days and we are considering it,” the provincial law minister Muhammad Raja Basharat said.
Kulsoom Nawaz who was the First Lady of Pakistan thrice died in her UK residence. She was diagnosed with Lymphoma a year prior to her demise and at the age of 68 passed away after being on the ventilator for a few months. It is claimed that though she had been receiving treatment by the Harley clinic in the UK for a year, she was on life support and had been for a while showing little to no conscious movement.
Her death is said to be eulogized in London on Thursday after her brother in law Shahbaz Sharif reaches London on Wednesday. Her local prayers will be arranged in Lahore on Friday.