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Only family members permitted to meet Nawaz Sharif: jail sources

LAHORE: The administration of Kot Lakhpat prison has permitted only family members to meet incarcerated former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday (tomorrow), ARY News reported on Wednesday.

Sources told ARY News that the jail officials have suspended summary of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leaders and workers seeking to meet Nawaz Sharif.

The decision was taken in view of the health condition of the PML-N Quaid as doctors advised him to talk less as a precautionary measure.

Following the development, PML-N senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi will not be allowed to meet Sharif.

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Earlier in the day, it emerged that the PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif will meet his brother Nawaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat jail tomorrow. Sources said that Shehbaz Sharif will reach Lahore from Islamabad today (Wednesday)

According to sources, the family members who would meet with the PML-N supremo include Maryam Nawaz, his mother Begum Shamim Akhtar Capt (r) Safdar and others. The PML-N leaders would reach at 12:00 PM to meet Nawaz in Kot Lakhpat jail.

The PML-N supporters would not be allowed to chant slogans outside the jail, said superintendent Kot Lakhpat jail, Aijaz Asghar.

“A heavy contingents of police officials has been called tomorrow to maintain the law and order situation, “he added.

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