No Bed, Bathroom Not Cleaned In Jail, Alleges Nawaz Sharif’s Son

PML-N workers protest outside a police station

PML-N workers protest outside a police station

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Maryam Nawaz, who was arrested along with her father Nawaz Sharif upon their arrival in Lahore, has said that she is in prison for being the daughter of a courageous man.

Both were arrested Friday night upon their arrival in Lahore and were subsequently taken to Islamabad in a chartered flight. The Sharifs will most likely get a bail from a higher court and return to their constituents, claiming a victory against the Pakistani security establishment, which Nawaz Sharif has been openly lashing out at.

Police detained the members of the PML-N in Lahore last week ahead of a rally by tens of thousands of supporters welcoming home Sharif, who was arrested upon landing. While Sharif has been given 10 years of imprisonment and slapped with a fine of eight million pounds, Maryam was awarded eight years in jail and fined two million pounds.

Mr Sharif has alleged the military is pushing a "judicial witch hunt" against him and his party. Pakistan People's Party, headed by Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and Pakistan Muslim League, led by Shezbaz Sharif are also a part of the elections.

Some 15,000 singing and dancing supporters lined the Mall, Lahore's main thoroughfare, ahead of Sharif's return from London, an AFP reporter there said.

Hours before the visit, Shahbaz Sharif told a press conference in Lahore that the party would use all available options, legal and political, to challenge the caretaker government's decision about the jail trial of the former Prime Minister.

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It said, the court has already disclosed its mind on the evidence and documents produced by the prosecution in Avenfield reference and it would not be appropriate for this court to continue holding the trial in the Al-Azizia and Flagship references since the evidence in these cases are also the same.

Friday was a bloody day in the lead-up to Pakistan's elections this month, as dozens were killed in two attacks on political rallies in the country.

This led to Sharif's disqualification for fighting elections by the Supreme Court of Pakistan previous year. His brother Shehbaz became PML-N's president, but Sharif remains the power behind the throne. Many PML-N lawmakers have also defected to Khan's party.

Recent polling showed the PTI's popularity steadily rising and closing the gap with the PML-N. Sections of the party oppose Sharif's combative approach against the army, and fear it will turn off voters in a deeply conservative and patriotic Muslim nation of 208 million people.

PML-N leaders say authorities have began a crackdown against union council leaders, the street-level party workers who bring out people on the streets.

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