Lahore: Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif (PML-N) and his son Hamza Shahbaz have been released on 5-day parole from Kot Lakhpat prison.
Earlier, Punjab Home Department had issued a notification to release Leader of the Opposition in National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif (PML-N) and his son Hamza Shahbaz.
Shahbaz Sharif and Hamza have been released ahead of the funeral of Begum Shamim Akhtar, mother of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif, who died in London on Sunday.
Punjab Home Department said parole is a legal right of Shahbaz and Hamza. Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar had earlier sent a request for the temporary release of Shahbaz and Hamza to the provincial cabinet for approval.
The dead body of Begum Shamim Akhtar is expected to reach Pakistan on Saturday and the funeral prayers will be offered on the same day at the Sharif Medical City Raiwind.