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PML-N leaders deny taking photo of Hanif Abbasi with Nawaz Sharif

PML-N leaders have denied taking the leaked picture of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Hanif Abbasi and others in the office of the Adiala jail superintendent.

According to reports in the local media, the two-member committee of the prison department investigating into the release of photographs has completed its report and is expected to submit it to the IG prisons on Monday.

The committee, comprising Deputy Inspector General of Prisons Multan region Malik Shaukat and Additional Inspector General Judicial Malik Safdar, was constituted by Inspector General of Prisons Shahid Saleem Baig on Thursday.

The committee was tasked to fix responsibility as to why former PML-N MNA Hanif Abbasi, who has been imprisoned for life in the ephedrine smuggling case, was allowed to sit in the office of the jail superintendent. Furthermore, the committee was also to find out how a camera was taken into the office of the jail superintendent.

The two leaked pictures showed Nawaz Sharif, his brother Shahbaz Sharif, former adviser to the prime minister on aviation Sardar Mehtab Khan and Raheel Munir sitting in the office of the superintendent jail. Meanwhile, the second picture showed Hanif Abbasi sitting in between Sharif and former MNA Malik Ibrar along with Murtaza Javaid Abbasi.

DIG Prisons Rawalpindi region Naveed Rauf could also be seen sitting on the chair of the jail superintendent and conversing.

However, all the individuals seen in the pictures denied that they were carrying any camera or had taken pictures inside the jail, the sources said.

According to the sources, PML-N leader Murtaza Javaid Abbasi was reportedly carrying the camera which was used for taking the photographs in the presence of the deputy inspector general of prisons in the office of the superintendent. However, he denied carrying any camera/mobile phone and said that he had not taken any photographs.

Soon after the committee started its investigation, Abbasi was shifted to the Attock jail early on Saturday morning.

After spending over 60 days in the prison, the former prime minister, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law retired Captain Mohammad Safdar were released on Wednesday night on the direction of the Islamabad High Court.

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