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Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan and leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz has been denied a helper in Kot Lakhpat Jail, Lahore. The Government of Punjab has refused to provide him with a prisoner who could serve as his orderly in jail and instead has asked him to maintain his room on his own.
The Inspector General Prison, Shahid Saleem Beg has stated that Nawaz Sharif’s case is a highly sensitive one and hence he is not allowed to move outside his barracks in jail. Despite being allotted a ‘better class’ in jail, Nawaz Sharif is expected to serve a seven-year ‘rigorous term’ in jail in Al-Azizia Steel Mills/Hill Metal Establishment reference.
Nawaz Sharif was moved to Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore after he requested Judge Arshad Malik to shift his place of imprisonment from Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi to Lahore.
The prisons chief said, “Nawaz Sharif has been asked to maintain his room” to serve out the seven-year “rigorous” imprisonment handed down to him in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills/Hill Metal Establishment reference.
IG Prison Shahid Saleem, however, later clarified that he has not been put into any rigor adding that the manual allowed elderly inmates certain concessions on that count.
“Any issue related to Nawaz Sharif in jail could bring a bad name to Pakistan,” Mr. Beg said. Nawaz Sharif was moved to Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore after he requested Judge Arshad Malik to shift his place of imprisonment from Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi to Lahore.
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Last week, Nawaz Sharif was provided food from his home. On his request, he was also given religious books to read.