LAHORE: The Punjab government has rejected the PML-N’s request to extend the parole of party president Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) applied to Punjab Home Department for an extension. The text of the petition states that people from all over the country are coming to offer condolences. The parole of both leaders should be extended.
PML-N leader Ata Tarar said that people want to come to Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz Sharif for condolences and prayers. Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and Leader of the Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Hamza Shahbaz were released on parole from Kot Lakhpat Jail for five days.
According to the Punjab Home Department, the release on parole was valid till 1st December. Meanwhile, Shehbaz Sharif and Hamza Shahbaz cannot leave the district. Police personnel will be deployed to protect both.
Earlier, the Punjab Cabinet had approved the release on five-day parole of both opposition leaders. The provincial government sought approval from provincial ministers to release Shehbaz Sharif’s mother on parole and Hamza Shahbaz on parole to attend his grandmother’s last rites.