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Nawaz Sharif will be given better class cell in Kot Lakhpat jail

SAMAA | - Posted: Dec 24, 2018 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Dec 24, 2018 | Last Updated: 1 year ago
Nawaz Sharif will be given better class cell in Kot Lakhpat jail

Sharif will be able to watch TV and read newspapers in his cell

Photo: AFP

Former PM Nawaz Sharif, who was sentenced to seven years in jail in the Al-Azizia corruption reference, will be shifted to Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail on Tuesday morning.

Nawaz Sharif will be provided a better class cell in prison, according to a notification issued by the Punjab home ministry.

The former PM will be given a room next to his brother Shehbaz Sharif’s room in the jail’s security ward.

Related story: Nawaz Sharif sentenced to seven years, $25m fine in the Al Azizia reference

Nawaz Sharif will be able to watch television and read newspapers in his cell. He will also be given a mattress.

He could also ask for food from home.

Related story: Everything you need to know about the Al Azizia and Flagship references

Nawaz Sharif is not the only high-profile politician who has been kept in Kot Lakhpat jail. PPP founder Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, former president Asif Ali Zardari and senior PML-N leader Javed Hashmi were also kept in Kot Lakhpat in the past.

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