B-Class category notified for Nawaz, Safdar in Adiala

Source:  ARY News Published in Politics on Sunday, July 15, 2018

RAWALPINDI: The Punjab government has notified ‘Better Class’ category for former premier Nawaz Sharif and his son-in-law retired Captain Safdar in Adiala jail on their request while Maryam Nawaz didn’t apply for the better class.

According to the B-Class category, the PML-N supreme leader and his son-in-law will have facilities of small table and chair, a mattress, ceiling fan, 21-inch TV and a newspaper.

Capt Safdar, who was arrested on July 08, had already been availing better class facilities in the jail since he was a former military officer and a former parliamentarian.

Maryam Nawaz, however, didn’t apply for the B-Class facilities. In a letter, she wrote: “I was offered to apply for better class facilities by the superintendant of the jail, as per the rules that I refused of my own will. This is purely my own decision, taken without any pressure from anyone.”

Citing sources, ARY News reported, the ex-PM and Safdar have been allotted prison uniforms.

PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif, his mother, nephew Hamza Shehbaz and other family members met Nawaz and Maryam in Adiala prison on Saturday evening.

The meeting took place in the room of jail superintendent amid tight security and lasted more than two hours.

The duo’s legal team also met them to attain the power of attorney so that an appeal could be filed in the Islamabad High Court against the accountability court’s verdict.