LAHORE: In a recent development, Kot Lakhpat Jail authorities, upon the directives of the government, have canceled the political schedule of incarcerated Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif thus barring him from meeting the party leaders.
Inspector General of Police (IGP) Jails said that the decision was taken amid security threats to the deposed premier. However, he will be allowed to see members of his family.
Nawaz was taken into custody after an accountability court handed him a seven-year jail term in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference.
Thursday has been allotted to the former prime minister as a meeting day with party leaders and family members at the prison.
Prior to the development, the PML-N leaders were expected to call upon Sharif and update him regarding the All Parties’ Conference (APC).
Meanwhile, Shehbaz Sharif has termed the ban on party leaders from meeting incarcerated prime minister Nawaz Sharif as “fascist thinking”.
Condemning his decision, the politician claimed that the premier was fearful of federal budget not being approved in the parliament.
“They can do whatever they wish to, but we will not let the IMF’s anti-public federal budget to be passed”, the PML-N president affirmed.