Nawaz Sharif kept in ‘abysmal conditions’ in Rawalpindi jail
The letter was written by Shahbaz to caretaker chief minister of Punjab Hasan Askari Rizvi.
It got here after Shahbaz, Sharif’s youthful brother and former chief minister of the province, visited Sharif along with his household on Saturday.
“I need to draw your consideration to the abysmal situations below which Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, former Prime Minister of Pakistan, is languishing within the high-security Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi,” he wrote.
Sharif, 68, and his daughter Maryam, 44, have been arrested in Lahore on July 13 on their arrival from London after an accountability courtroom discovered them responsible over his household’s possession of 4 luxurious flats in London. They have been later taken to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.
Shahbaz, who can also be president of Pakistan Muslims League-Nawaz, went on to spotlight the situations confronted by the previous prime minister in jail.
“It was famous throughout my go to that Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was not even given a newspaper to learn, his mattress was on the ground and the washroom at his disposal was in a unclean despicable situation, with no air conditioner in his room,” the letter mentioned.
Shahbaz complained that no attendant was offered and medical facility additionally was not on top of things to deal with Sharif who’s a coronary heart and diabetic affected person.
He mentioned Sharif wanted drugs on time and frequent visits of a physician and requested that his private physician, who is aware of his medical situation, be allowed to go to him twice a day to manage drugs and look at a clear eating regimen.
“It is vitally unlucky that Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, three time Prime Minister of Pakistan, is being handled in such a shabby method. This example is unacceptable given the minimal services he’s entitled to as former Prime Minister,” he wrote.
Earlier, it was mentioned by the jail authorities that Sharif was given B-class services which entitled him to have an attendant and services like mattress, TV, air conditioner, newspaper and residential cooked meals at his personal price.
Each Sharif and Maryam have been sentenced by an accountability courtroom to 10 and seven years in jail respectively for corruption fees linked to Panama Papers scandal.
Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court docket final yr within the Panama Papers case.
Sharif has been one of many nation’s main politicians for many of the previous 30 years. He stays common, particularly in Punjab, probably the most populous and electorally vital province.