PML-N leaders not allowed to meet Nawaz, Maryam today: Adiala authorities

PAKISTAN

Rawalpindi: Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leaders cannot meet Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in Adiala Jail today, Adiala Jail authorities informed on Thursday.

PML-N leaders were scheduled to meet with Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz in Adiala Jail today however, due to Eid holidays in jail their meeting is not possible, Jail Authorities said.

Authorities said that on Friday (tomorrow), the family and others will be allowed to meet.

It is to be mentioned here that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar were convicted and sentenced to prison in absentia for ten years, seven years and one year respectively, in Avenfield verdict that is likely to further disrupt an already chaotic campaign for national elections this month.

Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar, who were candidates for the forthcoming general elections were also disqualified from contesting elections for 10 years each.

The sentence and a fine of 8 million pounds, or $10.6 million, came almost a year after Supreme Court removed Sharif from office and less than five months after the court barred him from holding office for life.

Nawaz Sharif was convicted under section 9(a)(5) of the NAB ordinance.

The case stemmed from the Panama Papers leak that disclosed expensive and undeclared property owned by the Sharif family in London.