Nawaz Sharif complains of food, stink and smell in Adiala Jail: Report

Nawaz Sharif complains of food, stink and smell in Adiala Jail: Report

ISLAMABAD - A delegation of the Pakistan Bar Council (PBC) today met Sharif, Maryam and Safdar as 'observers' to assess the conditions they are living in Adiala Jail.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, PBC vice chairman Kamran Murtaza said Sharif and his daughter Maryam are both being kept in isolation, away from other prisoners. There is a distance of half a kilometre between Sharif and Maryam's barracks, he added.

He quoted Sharif as saying that he was made to sleep on the floor on a thin mattress on his first night in jail.

"According to him, the room was stinking and the washroom was in a bad state," Murtaza said. Maryam and Sharif met today (Thursday) for the first time after their last meeting on Sunday, he added.

He said a cook prepares the food for the Sharifs from the ration that is sent from their home. However, he said the Sharifs complained that they are not asked about their food requirements in advance and the food ingredients "start to stink" by the time they are handed over to them.

Murtaza said the council's objective is to see justice being meted out to everyone and that "the justice should be seen".

Murtaza said they will contact the interior ministry through the attorney general, and the jailer, to have the issues faced by the Sharifs in the jail resolved.

Besides Murtaza, the delegation comprised former presidents of the Supreme Court Bar Association Abdul Lateef Afridi and Muhammad Yasin Azad, PBC member Azam Nazeer Tarar and Sindh High Court Bar Association ex-president Khalid Javed.