The Punjab government on Wednesday decided to extend former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter, Maryam, and son-in-law Captain (retd) Mohammad Safdar's parole by three days.
The three were released from Adiala Jail on parole hours after Nawaz's ailing wife, Begum Kulsoom, passed away at a hospital in London on Tuesday.
Nawaz, Maryam and Capt (retired) Safdar were initially released on a 12-hour parole to attend Begum Kulsoom's funeral.
Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar said, "Nawaz, Maryam and Capt (retired) Safdar's parole will be extended by three days."
CM Punjab said, "We are following the law on the release of the three on parole."
Furthermore, the Punjab CM that Nawaz's Jati Umra residence has been declared sub-jail.
The Sharif family had requested that a five-day parole be granted to the three, who are currently serving sentences at Adiala Jail.
Earlier, Nawaz, Maryam and Capt (retired) 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.
According to the Punjab Home Department spokesperson, it has been decided that Nawaz, Maryam and Captain Safdar's parole be extended by three days.
A summary in this regard has been forwarded to the Punjab Chief Minister.
The spokesperson further said, "The extension will be in effect from midnight and will expire on Saturday night."
"In case of a delay in Begum Kulsoom's funeral, the parole will be further extended," the spokesperson added.
Further, the spokesperson denied that Jati Umra has been declared sub-jail.
Begum Kulsoom, the wife of former prime minister Nawaz, passed away in London on Tuesday after battling cancer.
Nawaz, Maryam and Captain (retired) Safdar are currently at their Jati Umra residence.
PML-N leaders and family members have been arriving at their residence to extend condolences.