Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam were provided “B” class facilities, as they spent their first night in the high-security Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.
Officials of the National Accountability Bureau took Mr. Sharif, 68, and Ms. Maryam, 44, into custody shortly after their arrival at Lahore airport on Friday night. They were then flown to Islamabad on a special aircraft and taken to the Adiala Jail in separate armoured personnel carriers escorted by police convoys.
The authorities, according to new plan, have decided to keep the former prime minister and his daughter in the Adiala jail in the garrison city, a media report said. According to a notification issued by the Islamabad administration, a rest house at the Sihala Police Training College in the capital has been declared a sub-jail for the two with immediate effect and until further orders.
The rooms of class A and B prisoners are usually equipped with one cot, one chair, one teapot, one lantern if there is no electric light, a shelf, and necessary washing and sanitary appliances.
The expenses of facilities to prisoners under A or B class such as TV, air-conditioner, fridge, and newspapers are usually paid by prisoners with the permission of jail department, the report added.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Law and Justice has issued a new notification, saying the accountability court would conduct the trial of remaining two corruption cases —Flagship Investments and Al Azizia Steel Mills — against Mr. Sharif and others at the Adiala jail.
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