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Maryam Nawaz to be moved to rest house from Adiala jail: sources

RAWALPINDI: Authorities are preparing to move Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz to Islamabad’s Sihala rest house from Adiala prison where she is serving a seven-year jail term, sources told ARY News on Wednesday.

According to sources, district administration is preparing to move the PML-N leader to Sihala Police Rest House which was declared a sub-jail.

The district administration will reportedly write to the ministry of Capital Administration and Development Division (CADD) to provide at least three doctors to Maryam Nawaz.

Maryam Nawaz was arrested on July 13 along with her father, the PML-N supreme leader Mian Nawaz Sharif when the duo returned to the country. The arrest was in compliance with July 6 court order against Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (retired) Safdar.

A notification was issued soon after her arrest to move the PML-N female leader to Sihala rest house and the rest house was declared sub-jail.

The PML-N supreme leader was awarded 10 years in prison, while his daughter Maryam and her spouse Capt. Safdar were handed seven years’ and one year’s prison term, respectively.

Judge Muhammad Bashir ordered forfeiture of their properties in the Avenfield Apartments and Park Lane of London. He imposed a fine of £8 million (approximately Rs1,292m) on the former premier and £2 million (approximately Rs323m) on his daughter.

Besides, three convicts were awarded an additional one-year imprisonment, which will run concurrently for not cooperating with the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).

The PML-N leaders had filed an appeal against conviction in Islamabad High Court (IHC) which issued separate notices to the NAB Tuesday on Nawaz Sharif’s plea to transfer the remaining corruption cases against him to another judge as well as on the Sharif family’s appeals against the Avenfield verdict.

The court dismissed their requests to stay the corruption trial of the remaining references, as well as the Avenfield verdict, till their appeals are decided by the IHC.

Nawaz and family are thus likely to remain in jail until the election as the hearing was adjourned for the last week of July.



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