Sharif, daughter, son-in-law back in jail

Islamabad: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar were back in Rawalpindi’s Adiala Jail as a five-day parole granted to them to attend Kulsoom Nawaz’s funeral ended on Monday.

The parole of the three, who have been serving sentences since July in the Avenfield corruption case, ended at 4 p.m. They were shifted to the prison amid stringent security, Geo News reported.

They were flown to Rawalpindi on a special flight from Lahore. Three members of the Sharif family — Hamza Shehbaz, Salman and Yousuf Abbas — had been granted permission to accompany them inside the Lahore airport, sources told Geo News.

Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) President Shehbaz Sharif was granted permission to accompany the three on the special flight to Rawalpindi, the report said.

Earlier in the day, the members of the Sharif family visited Begum Kulsoom’s grave. The wife the three-time Premier died last week in London after a year-long battle with cancer and was laid to rest in Lahore on September 14.