Maryam Nawaz not provided better-class jail facilities despite court order, alleges doctor


LAHORE: The personal doctor of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday claimed that jail authorities had not provided Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz Vice President Maryam Nawaz Sharif better jail facilities.

In a press statement, Dr Adnan Khan claimed that despite court orders, jail authorities had failed to provide Maryam Nawaz with better jail conditions.

According to Khan, he met with Maryam Nawaz in Kot Lakhpat Jail and was appalled to see the small room in which she had been incarcerated. The doctor said that the jail cell of Maryam Nawaz lacked basic facilities and was infested with bed bugs and mosquitoes. Maryam Nawaz is also not allowed to get home-made food in her cell.

Dr Khan noted that as per court orders, Maryam Nawaz was entitled to better-class jail facilities, and urged authorities to provide these to his client on an immediate basis.

Last month, an accountability court in Lahore sent Maryam Nawaz and her cousin Yousaf Abbas to jail on judicial remand in the Chaudhry Sugar Mills case. Maryam and Abbas had appeared before the court after the expiration of their physical remand. The National Accountability Bureau had requested a 15-day extension in the remand of the PML-N leader who was arrested along with her cousin last month.