RAWALPINDI: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have been provided “B” class facilities in Adiala jail.
The NAB officials took Nawaz Sharif and Maryam into custody, in Avenfield reference, shortly after their arrival at Lahore airport via private airline Etihad Airways flight# EY243. They were flown to Islamabad via special aircraft and then shifted to Adiala jail.
The authorities, according to a new plan, have decided to keep the former prime minister and his daughter in the Adiala jail where they have been provided ‘B’ class facilities.
A team of doctors, in the presence of Islamabad magistrate and senior police officials at Adiala jail, conducted the medical examination of Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz and declared them fit.
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Law and Justice has issued a new notification, saying that the accountability court would conduct a trial of remaining references, which include Flagship Investments and Al Azizia Steel Mills, against Nawaz and others at the Adiala jail.
Accountability Court-I Judge Muhammad Bashir, who on Friday night issued warrants for imprisonment for Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz, will conduct the trial against Sharifs in the jail.
The second notification, issued by the Islamabad administration, came on the heels of the first notification according to which the rest house at the Sihala Police Training College in the capital was declared as a sub-jail, where Maryam Nawaz was decided to be sent.
As per the rules class ‘B’ consists of prisoners who by social status, education or habit of life has been accustomed to a superior mode of living. Habitual prisoners can be included in this class by order of the government.
It is learned that usually A or B class prisoners are educated and give lessons to the uneducated prisoners perhaps in Class C. They do not do hard labor and can be engaged in useful work which is defined as rigorous punishment in their case.
The room of class A and B prisoners are usually equipped with: one cot, one chair, one teapot, one lantern if there is no electric light/brief shelf, and necessary washing and sanitary appliances.
Association barracks are provided: one cot per prisoner, one large table with benches, shelves, sufficient lamps to enable reading at the table, necessary night sanitary appliances, latrines and bathrooms in the enclosure.
The expenses of facilities to prisoners under A or B class such as TV, air-conditioner, fridge, and newspapers are usually paid by prisoners with the permission of jail department.