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PML N leaders Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza released on parole

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The Punjab government has released Pakistan Muslim League (N) leader, Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shehbaz on parole to participate in the funeral prayer of Begum Shamim Akhtar. The mother of former premier Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif died the other day in London after a protracted illness.

The funeral of Shehbaz and Nawaz Sharif’s mother, Begum Shamim Akhtar will be held at Sharif Medical City, Raiwind in Lahore tomorrow. Her body is being brought back from London to Lahore, where she will be buried next to the grave of her husband, Mian Sharif, at the family’s Jati Umra estate.

Earlier this week, the PML-N had requested at least a two-week parole for party president Shehbaz and his son Hamza to participate in the last rites of Begum Shamim. Hamza has been in the custody of the National Accountability Bureau since June last year, while Shehbaz was arrested in September in a money laundering and assets beyond means case.

In an application to the Lahore deputy commissioner, PML-N Deputy Secretary-General Attaullah Tarar said both Shehbaz and Hamza were leaders of the opposition in the National and Punjab assemblies, respectively.

PML N leaders Shehbaz Sharif, Hamza released on parole

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