Former president Pervez Musharraf has been prevented from meeting his lawyers and members of his party All Pakistan Muslim League (APML) on the first day of his detention in his farmhouse in Chak Shehzad which was declared as sub-jail by the anti-terrorism court yesterday.
The private security deployed at the farmhouse was also removed along with all communication facilities provided to Musharraf.
The APML chief has been confined to two-rooms at his palatial residence. Civilians were also prohibited from visiting the area around the residence of the former military dictator and the surrounding locality is under strict security surveillance with the help of CCTV cameras.
Party leader Dr Mohammad Amjad said that the food provided to the former president was not being checked and that the Punjab government would be responsible for any untoward incident in this regards. Spokesperson of the former president told the media that the conditions in the sub-jail were worse than those in Adiala jail.
This statement came despite the fact that Musharraf enjoyed a home-made breakfast of fresh juice, jam, bread and tea on the first day of his detention, according to reports by local media. However, prisoners at Adiala and other jails across the country regularly fall ill due to the lack of a nutritious diet.
The former military strongman was ordered to serve a 14-day judicial remand yesterday.