Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz shifted to Adiala jail

Remaining references against Sharif family to be heard in Adiala Jail

ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and shifted to Adiala Jail.
The two arrived in Lahore from Abu Dhabi at 8:50pm after their flight was delayed for over two hours. They had left London a day earlier.
A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team took Nawaz and Maryam in its custody from the aircraft, while their passports were confiscated by officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Shortly afterwards, the two were boarded on a separate special plane which took off for Islamabad. The flight landed at the New Islamabad airport at around 10:35PM, after which the two were taken to the Adiala Jail in separate armoured personnel carriers escorted by with police convoys.
Meanwhile, a notification was issued by the Islamabad administration declaring the rest house at the Sihala Police training College in the capital as a sub-jail for keeping the two with immediate effect and until further orders.
Earlier on Friday night, accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir has signed arrest warrants for the former prime minister and his daughter.
The former three-time prime minister was sentenced to a total of 11 years in prison and slapped a £8 million fine (Rs1.3 billion) by an accountability court in Islamabad last week for “owning assets disproportionate to known sources of income”.
His daughter, Maryam, was sentenced to eight years with a £2 million fine (Rs335 million), while her husband, Capt (retd) Safdar, was handed a one-year prison sentence.


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