–CM Buzdar says Nawaz getting facilities in line with jail manual
–Punjab info minister says Maryam and other family members can meet Nawaz whenever they want
Opposition leader in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday lamented that he was not allowed to meet his brother Nawaz Sharif in Kot Lakhpat Jail.
“Despite repeated requests, I was barred from inquiring after Mian Sahib today too,” he said in a tweet. “I and other family members would meet [Nawaz] two to three times a week in order to keep abreast of his health but now [their meeting] has been limited to Thursday.”
Slamming the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government, the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader said, “Depriving a mother, sister, brother, and daughter of this right is utter injustice.”
بار بار درخواست کرنے کے باوجود مجھے آج بھی میاں صاحب کی تیمارداری سےروک دیا گیا۔ میں اور خاندان کے دیگر افراد ہفتے میں 2’3 بار ملتے تھے تا کہ ان کی صحت کے بارے میں با خبر رہ سکیں لیکن اب صرف جمعرات تک محدود کر دیا گیا۔ ماں، بہن، بھائی اور بیٹی سے یہ حق چھیننا سراسرظلم و زیادتی ہے
— Shehbaz Sharif (@CMShehbaz) March 19, 2019
Earlier, Maryam Nawaz had also said that she has been stopped from meeting her father in jail. Furthermore, she claimed that Nawaz’s personal physician has also been barred from visiting him.
Maryam took to Twitter saying: “I am still waiting for permission to meet MNS. He is unwell and it has been 5 days that I have no access to him. Not even his personal physician has been allowed to see him. A humble reminder: Force of retribution never sleeps.”
GOVT SAYS NO SUCH THING:
Meanwhile, the Punjab government on Tuesday announced that former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sahrif can meet anyone according to the jail manual.
Following the criticism from Leader of Opposition in National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif and PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz, Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar said that the provincial government will continue to provide facilities to Nawaz Sharif according to the jail manual.
Buzdar in a tweet said that Shehbaz believes that all governments work against the law as their own previous governments.
“In the past government, prisoners of opposition parties were tortured,” Buzdar claimed, adding even B-class facilities were a rare talk as they were treated inhumanely.
Buzdar said that the PTI facilitated Nawaz Sharif more than his rights as a prisoner.
Punjab Minister for Information Samsam Bukhari on Tuesday denied the statement of Maryam Nawaz stating that the Sharif family had been barred from meeting Nawaz Sharif in jail.
“There is no restriction imposed by the government,” he said, adding that Maryam and other family members can meet former premier whenever they want.