Five officials of Adiala jail have been suspended after photo controversy

Five officials of Central Jail Rawalpindi were suspended after an inquiry committee formed to probe a ‘leaked’ photo of incarcerated PML-N leaders submitted its report to the Punjab government, Express News reported on Wednesday.

The jail superintendent and deputy superintendent were among the five suspended officials as the committee absolved DIG Rauf of any responsibility for the incident.

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The provincial government also issued a notification appointing the superintendent of Mianwali Central Jail as Adiala’s new superintendent.

Hanif Abbasi, sentenced earlier by a narcotics court, was shifted to Attock Jail following the incident.

The decision to shift Abbasi came on the request of a two-member committee constituted by the Punjab government to probe the ‘photo leak’, which also featured Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Safdar Awan sitting in the superintendent’s office.

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