ISLAMABAD - The family of Osama bin Laden will be flying back to their home countries on April 18 after years of long stay in Pakistan as a district and sessions court of Islamabad sentenced his three widows and two adult daughters to a month and a half in prison for illegal stay.

The court ordered the government to make arrangements for the deportation of bin Laden’s family to their home countries after they complete their detention period.

Senior civil judge Shah Rukh Arjumand announced the sentence on Monday following a brief trial in a tightly secured house in Islamabad where Osama’s family is being kept.

Earlier, Osama’s three widows and two adult daughters admitted the charges levelled against them.

The court then formally announced the sentence and ordered the government to keep the family in a house in Islamabad which has been declared a sub-jail.

Following the directives of the court, the authorities are expected to deport the family on April 18, 2012.

The five relatives of Osama deposited Rs50,000 in the court on Monday as the judge imposed a fine of Rs10,000 each for their illegal stay in Pakistan.

Aamir Khalil, the defence lawyer, told the journalists that the family would spend two more weeks in custody as the 45-day sentence would date back to March 3, when they were formally arrested. The family was shifted to Islamabad following Abbottabad operation in which Osama was killed on May 2 last year.

Agencies add: Monday’s proceedings lasted three hours, presided over by a judge in a makeshift court set up in the plush house where Osama’s relatives are living and where they will serve out their sentences, away from the prying eyes of media.

Police commandos barricaded the main gate of the two-storey house and policemen could be seen on the first floor by journalists, confined to the opposite side of the road in the leafy G6 neighbourhood of Islamabad.

“The interior secretary has been directed to arrange their deportation,” Defence lawyer Aamir told reporters.

He said the accused were “all in good health” and said they had all spoken during Monday’s proceedings.