According to the Punjab Home Department on Wednesday, the Punjab government decided to extend the parole of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz, and son-in-law Captain (r) Mohammad Safdar by four days.

Earlier, Nawaz, Maryam and captain (r) Safdar were released from Adiala Jail on parole, hours after Begum Kulsoom Nawaz passed away at a hospital in London on Tuesday.

They were initially released on a 12-hour parole to attend Begum Kulsoom's funeral. “The period of parole has been extended until 12 am on Monday,” the home department said.

Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Usman Buzdar had confirmed earlier that the paroles of Nawaz, Maryam and Capt (r) Safdar would be extended.

Speaking to reporters earlier, the CM dismissed reports that Jati Umra had been declared a sub-jail. “They are in police custody. We will abide by the rules of parole,” he added.

The Sharif family had requested that a five-day parole be granted to the three, who are currently serving sentences at Adiala Jail. Nawaz, Maryam and Capt (retd) Safdar were escorted by police from Adiala Jail to the Nur Khan Airbase from where they were brought to Lahore via special flight at 2:30am on Wednesday.