Sharif, Maryam to be shifted to Sihala jail amid ‘security fears’

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Lahore, July 19: Jailed former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam may be shifted from the high-security Adiala jail to Sihala Rest House, which has been converted into a sub-jail in the suburbs of Islamabad after some prisoners started chanting slogans against him this morning, prison authorities said.

Sharif, 68, and his daughter Maryam, 44, were arrested in Lahore on July 13 on their arrival from London after an accountability court found them guilty over his family’s ownership of four luxury flats in London. They were later taken to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi.

Both Sharif and Maryam have been sentenced by the accountability court to 10 and 7 years in prison respectively for corruption charges linked to Panama Papers scandal.

Adiala jail authorities have limited the movement of Sharif after some prisoners started chanting slogans against him as he was out for a stroll in the courtyard of his barrack this morning, Dawn News reported.

He will now also not be allowed to pray in the mosque, it said.