• Wednesday, August 10, 2022


Pakistan former prime minister Nawaz Sharif granted parole to attend wife’s funeral

Ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam sit on a Lahore-bound flight due for departure, at Abu Dhabi International Airport, UAE July 13, 2018. REUTERS/Drazen Gorgic

By: Keerthi Mohan

Pakistan’s jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Caption (retd) Muhammad Safdar reached Lahore on Wednesday (12) to attend the funeral of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz. They were released from Adiala Jail Rawalpindi on a 12-hour parole. Kulsoon, the wife of Sharif, died on Tuesday (11) after a long battle with cancer. The 68-year-old’s body will be brought buried in Jati Umra Lahore residence of the Sharif family. She was diagnosed with lymphoma (throat) cancer in August last year and had been in London since, where she underwent multiple surgeries and at least five chemotherapy sessions.…

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