Last meeting before Elections: PMLN leadership meets duo Nawaz, Maryam in Adiala jail

RAWALPINDI: On Thursday, time is allotted to Pakistan Muslim League(Nawaz)  leadership to meet convicted prime minister Nawaz Sharif  and Maryam Nawaz in Adiala jail which is apparently the last meeting before elections, Newsone reported.

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Elections are scheduled on July 25th, as it falls on next Wednesday therefore making it unlikely for other round of meeting before next Thursday, as Adiala authorities has designated Thursday a day of meeting for visitors.

Former National Assembly speaker Ayaz Sadiq and veteran politician Raja Zafar-ul Haq reached Adiyala jail to meet PML(N) supermo leader Nawaz, who was convicted for 11 years imprisonment in Avenfield verdict served by Accountability Court on July 6th.

Furthermore, different electoral candidates contesting July 25th polls on PML(N) ticket are also scheduled to meet Nawaz,  according to jail authorities.

A list of 23 PML(N) stalwarts has been issued by jail authorities who are scheduled to meet deposed premier today.

However, according to local news channel, a pre-arranged meeting between the lawyers and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam was cancelled by the authorities at Adiala jail today, where the duo is currently serving their prison sentence following their conviction in a corruption reference.

Nawaz’s counsel Khawaja Haris and Maryam’s lawyer Amjad Pervaiz were scheduled to meet with their clients at 11am today. Upon arriving at the jail, however, they were notified via a phone call that their meeting had been cancelled, Advocate Pervaiz said.

The lawyers were told by the jail authorities that they would be informed of a new time for the meeting later.

Nawaz, Maryam, both duo are behind the bars following the Accountabilty verdict which served sentence of 11 and 7 years in Avenfiled verdict respectively for failing to provide money trail that could prove the ownership of London flats.

Maryam was sentenced on the basis of submitting forged documents before the Joint Investigation team.

However, on Wednesday the cabinet headed by interim prime minister Nasir-ul-Mulk rescinded its earlier decision about jail trial of Nawaz, as the cabinet then approved open trail of former in the other two graft references.

The accountability court on Wednesday had adjourned the hearing till 30th July in Flagship and Al-Azizia references filed by NAB on the orders of Supreme Court of Pakistan.

 

 

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