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Shehbaz demands facilities for Nawaz Sharif in jail as per privileges

LAHORE -UNS – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president Shehbaz Sharif on Monday has wrote a letter to caretaker Prime Minister (PM) Nasirul Mulk and interim Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Nasir Saeed Khosa demanding facilities for Nawaz Sharif in jail as per his privileges.

The former Punjab CM has asked to ensure continuous provision of medicines and medical examination to Nawaz Sharif from his personal doctor.

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On the other hand, PML-N is all set to exercise political strength in Manglor Cricket Ground of Swat today.

Shehbaz Sharif will address the rally and will begin his political campaign from NA-3.

Convicted and sentenced

It is to be mentioned here that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar were convicted and sentenced to prison in absentia for ten years, seven years and one year respectively, in Avenfield verdict that is likely to further disrupt an already chaotic campaign for national elections this month.

Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar, who were candidates for the forthcoming general elections were also disqualified from contesting elections for 10 years each.

The sentence and a fine of 8 million pounds, or $10.6 million, came almost a year after Supreme Court removed Sharif from office and less than five months after the court barred him from holding office for life.

Nawaz Sharif was convicted under section 9(a)(5) of the NAB ordinance.

The case stemmed from the Panama Papers leak that disclosed expensive and undeclared property owned by the Sharif family in London.


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