On the other hand, MMA Chief Maulana Fazl ur Rehman also reached Jati Umra to offer condolences to Nawaz Sharif on the death of his wife. The former CM himself drafted the parole plea to seek five days release of the three prisoners but it was allowed for 12 hours as per rules. The trio arrived in Lahore at 3.15 am Wednesday.
Shehbaz Sharif, the deceased's brother-in-law and president of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), along with Begum Kulsoom's daughter Asma, grandson Zayd Hussain Sharif (Hussain Nawaz's son), and 11 other family members accompanied the body.
"The extension will be in effect from midnight and will expire on Saturday night".
The Sharif family had requested that a five-day parole be granted to the three.
Security was tightened in the area and on routes leading to Jati Umra ahead of the funeral.
Hassan and Hussain Nawaz, Begum Kulsoom's sons, did not return to the country for their mother's funeral. Both have been declared absconders by an accountability court in the corruption cases.
Her sons, Hassan and Hussain Nawaz will not be able to attend her funeral prayers in Lahore on account of corruption charges and arrest warrants levelled at them.
Kulsoom, who had been battling with lymphoma (throat cancer) for over a year, breathed her last at the London's Harley Street Clinic.Sharif was in London with his cancer-stricken wife earlier this year when the anti-graft court had handed him a 10-year jail term and sentenced his presumed political heir, Maryam, to seven years in prison over the purchase of luxury flats in London in the 1990s.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Javed Hashmi, Pervez Malik, Dr Asif Saeed Kirmani, Khurram Dastagir, Pervez Rashid, Rana Sanaullah Khan, Senator Ghous Muhammad Niazi, Abid Sher Ali, Khwaja Muhammad Asif, Ahsan Iqbal, Tehmina Daultana, lawyers and the party parliamentarians and workers reached Jattiumra to expressed their grief to the Sharif family.
Kulsoom will be laid to rest on Friday. She would be buried Friday. The body will be taken straightway to the Heathrow airport from the Park for bringing it back through PK-758. For the sake of uninterrupted traffic flow, special arrangements were also made outside Jattiumra.
"Today was extremely hard after learning of my mother's death".