Nawaz Sharif reaches Kot Lakhpat jail after massive roadshow

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 May 2019, 12:25 PM
Maryam and nephew Hamza Shehbaz along with hundreds of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers accompanied the three-time former premier to surrender himself to jail authorities
Maryam and nephew Hamza Shehbaz along with hundreds of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers accompanied the three-time former premier to surrender himself to jail authorities

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif returned to jail in a procession of Pakistani workers on Tuesday to complete the remaining period of his seven years imprisonment in the Al-Azizia Mills corruption case. Maryam and nephew Hamza Shehbaz along with hundreds of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers accompanied the three-time former premier to surrender himself to jail authorities.

Sharif (69), was granted six-week interim bail by the top court on March 26 to undergo medical treatment and he filed the petition on April 27 for permanent bail as he was suffering from acute anxiety and depression that may lead to “sudden death”. 

Sharif, 69, is serving a seven-year imprisonment in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills corruption case at the Kot Lakhpat Jail since December 2018.

Earlier, Nawaz Sharif had said, "I will not accept the PTI government's disdainful behaviour of pushing me around in the name of medical treatment from one irrelevant hospital to another. I prefer honourable death over kneeling to the Imran Khan government's derogatory exploits," Sharif told his younger brother Shahbaz Sharif at Kot Lakhpat jail.

The Sharif family is complaining that the government is not providing health facilities to the former premier who has serious health complications. Sharif said the government is doing political victimization "in the name of medical treatment".

First Published: Wednesday, May 08, 2019 09:50 AM
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