Felt helpless to know about my mother's death from behind prison: Shahbaz Sharif
Islamabad: PML-N leader Shahbaz Sharif, who is one of the major opposition faces in the country, said he felt helpless in prison when he heard about his mother's demise.
He was reportedly released from prison after six days since her mother's death.
"The world can see how I am spending my days and nights in prison. What can be more devastating than hearing about your mother's death while you are behind bars?" he was quoted as saying by Geo News.
Shahbaz Sharif, along with his son Hamza Shahbaz, was released from jail on a five-day parole for the funeral of Begum Shamim Akhtar, which took place on Saturday in Lahore's Jati Umrah area, reports the news channel.
Sharif and his son Hamza were arrested in a money-laundering case.
Attacking the PM Imran Khan-led government, he said he was not allowed access to a physiotherapist in jail, nor was a heater installed in his cell despite the cold.
"The government is exacting revenge on me. But this too shall pass," he was quoted as saying by Geo News.