LAHORE: The Punjab government has decided to release opposition leader in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif and Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz on parole.
The Cabinet will submit recommendations to the Punjab Chief Minister today. Earlier, the Home Ministry had sent its recommendations to the sub-committee on parole.
The Home Department has also sent the statement and requests of the Prisons Department and after the recommendations of the Sub-Committee on Home Affairs, the Punjab Chief Minister will give approval today.
The parole period will be determined in the light of the recommendations of the sub-committee admission.
According to sources, the body of Shahbaz Sharif’s mother is likely to reach Pakistan from London on Thursday.
Funeral prayers will be offered at Regent Park Mosque before the departure of Begum Shamim Akhtar. Her body will be sent to Pakistan after paperwork. Nawaz Sharif’s sister will also come to Pakistan with her mother’s body.
The body of Nawaz Sharif’s mother has been shifted to the morgue of Regent’s Park Mosque in London. The body will be sent to Pakistan after completion of paperwork. It may take two to three days to send Begum Shamim Akhtar’s body to Pakistan.
Begum Shamim Akhtar died in London two days ago. She was ill for a long time. In Pakistan, Begum Shamim Akhtar’s funeral prayers will be offered at Sharif Medical City. She will be buried in Lahore.
According to family sources, Begum Shamim Akhtar had Alzheimer’s disease and a severe chest infection.