Nawaz, Maryam shifted to B-class cells in Adiala

RAWALPINDI: Deposed prime minister Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz were shifted to B-class cells in Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail after spending Friday night in prison after being arrested on arrival in Lahore.

Maryam was initially sent to Sihala rest house and then shifted to the women barracks in the prison. The former prime minister was transported directly to Adiala. Initially, they were to appear in front of Judge Mohammad Bashir for their official sentence to begin, but citing security threats, the court approved NAB’s exemption plea and ordered both of them to be taken to prison directly.


Nawaz, Maryam sent to Adiala jail after arrest at Lahore airport

According to sources within the jail, both of them have been put in “Category B” cells where they have two helpers each, air-conditioning, access to a TV and a fridge. The duo will have all facilities provided to class-A cells, as jail authorities arranged for additional facilities before their arrival. Both Nawaz and Maryam are being kept in the highest security zone of the prison.

Capt (retd) Safdar is serving his one-year sentence since Monday [July 9], three days following the verdict, as he was the only accused in the country at the time of the sentencing. Both Maryam and Nawaz were in the United Kingdom at the bedside of ailing Begum Kulsoom Nawaz.

Courting arrest: Father-daughter duo sent to Adiala, Sihala

Safdar was taken to Adiala after NAB presented him before the accountability court. Safdar, who was awarded two-year ‘rigorous imprisonment’ after the court found him guilty along with his wife, Maryam, and father-in-law, Sharif, was kept in NAB’s Islamabad office overnight and shifted to Adiala in the morning after his court appearance.

Before their departure, Begum Kulsoom opened her eyes for a few seconds giving a glimmer of hope to the family.

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