Family meets Nawaz, Maryam in Adiala jail, say ‘no bed, bathroom not clean’

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Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is languishing in sub-standard facilities in the high-security Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, alleged his son Hussain.

Hussain Nawaz Sharif alleged that his father was deprived of a bed in the jail and that the bathroom there was extremely dirty, “probably not cleaned for ages.”

The National Accountability Bureau or NAB on Friday night took the three-time prime minister and his daughter Maryam Nawaz into custody in connection with the Avenfield reference case after their flight landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport at 8:48 p.m. (local time) amidst high drama.

Nawaz Sharif’s legal was allowed to meet him briefly a day after he was shifted to Adiala jail. The legal team said they were allowed to meet him only for five minutes.

The family members who met Nawaz included the former leader’s brother Shahbaz Sharif, his son Hamza Shahbaz and Maryam Nawaz’s daughter Meharun Nisa.

They were flown to Islamabad from Lahore on a special plane for the meeting, which took place on Saturday night in the jail superintendent’s room and continued for more than two hours, reports Dawn news.

No other party leader or worker visited Sharif and Maryam on their first day in jail, as the authorities had allocated on Thursday for the visitors wanting to meet them.

Saturday night’s meeting was arranged on a special permission of the government, a senior official told Dawn.


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