Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who is lodged in Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail after being convicted in the Avenfield Corruption case is languishing in sub-standard facilities, alleged his son Hussain.
Taking to Twitter, Hussain Nawaz Sharif alleged that his father was deprived of a bed in the jail and that the bathroom there was extremely dirty, “probably not cleaned for ages.”
I am told that my father was not given a bed to sleep on and the bathroom was extremely dirty probably not cleaned for ages. There’s no precedence of treating people’s representatives with dignity in this country but these are basic rights withdrawal of which constitutes torture.
— Hussain Nawaz Sharif (@Hussain_NSharif) July 14, 2018
However, earlier in the day, Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz issued a statement stating that she refused better facilities on her “own will.”
She said, “I was offered to apply for better class/facilities by the Superintendent of the jail, as per the rules, that I refused of my own will – This is purely my own decision, taken without any pressure from anyone.”
The visiting legal team alleged that Nawaz has not been provided with bed and AC in Adiala. They also alleged that the former Pakistan prime minister was not even given a newspaper to read in the jail and that his bed was a mattress on the floor, as per several media reports.
Nawaz Sharif was awarded 10 years in jail while his daughter got seven years of imprisonment along with others in the case. The lawyers of Nawaz and Maryam will file an appeal against the Accountability Court order convicting them in the case.