A large number of PML-N workers were present in the premises of the high court. They kept chanting slogans in favour of their president and against the NAB and Prime Minister Imran Khan.
On the occasion, Shahbaz said he and his family were being victimised for political reasons. "My political opponents are conspiring against me, and that is why fake cases have been registered against me.”
“I cannot blame the entire army for the lawlessness of a few individuals,” he said while addressing via video link to his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) latest power show in Swat Valley, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province on Friday.
PML-N has sought at least a two-week parole for Shehbaz Sharif and his son Hamza to participate in the last rites of his (Shehbaz’s) mother, the deputy commissioner office Lahore said they could be released only for 12 hours.
The passport expires on this day, and if the government doesn’t issue a new passport, the former premier will face a difficult situation. Earlier, former finance minister Ishaq Dar is also faced a similar situation.
After the funeral prayers, Begum Akhtar's body was taken to Jati Umra estate, where she was laid to rest next to the grave of her husband, Muhammad Sharif.
A party spokesperson in Pakistan says authorities at the international airport in Lahore turned back the country's ailing opposition leader who has been charged with corruption, preventing him from travelling abroad for medical treatment
Videos widely shared on social media showed Pakistan Tahrik-e-Insaf’s (PTI) Ali Nawaz Awan shouting expletives at a member of the opposition and tossing a book at his rival, who hurled it back at him.
The cause of death could not be immediately ascertained, but the nonagenarian had been unwell for the past several months, PML-N member of the Punjab Assembly Azma Bukhari said. Condolences pour in from President Alvi, PM Imran among other political leaders.
In an interview to Al Jazeera, Imran said Pakistan was rich in resources but the Bhutto and Sharif families used them unfairly. He said his government wanted Pakistan to become a prosperous country and was fighting against the two super-rich families.