Petition filed in SC seeking declaration of Sharif Family members’ houses as “sub-jails”

A petition filed in the Supreme Court of Pakistan on Monday seeking court’s declaration of convicted Sharif family members’ houses as the sub-jails.

According to the petition, filed by Barrister Zafarullah Khan, the corruption references against the former ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif are pending at the anti-corruption court.

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Ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif held PM’s office for thee times so the court can legally declare his own house as the sub-jail, the petition says.

Mr. Zafarullah Khan mentioned the names of Federation, Chief Secretary Punjab, Home Secretary, and Inspector General of the jail in the petition.

Earlier, Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were expected to be shifted to Rawalpindi’s Sihala Rest House after the letter wrote to the caretaker chief minister for Punjab by the President of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Shehbaz Sharif in which he urged caretaker CM to provide better facilities to the Sharif Family members at the Adiala Jail.

While responding to the Shehbaz Sharif’s letter, Zia Haider, the caretaker Law Minister Punjab said that it was the responsibility of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government to take the step to improve the condition and infrastructure of the jail as well as availability of the basic facilities where the former government failed to do the needful.

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