Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, 68, and daughter Maryam Sharif, 44, are being brought before a court in Adiala High Security Detention Center today.
Her lawyer, Khawaja Haris, will file an appeal against the Avenfield case before the Islamabad Supreme Court.
The Department of Law and Justice has released a new report stating that the accountability tribunal would be handling two more corruption cases, including flagship investments and Al Azizia Steel Mills, against Sharif and others in Adiala prison.
Accountability Court Islamabad Judge Muhammad Bashir, who issued arrest warrants for the arrest of the threefold prime minister and his political heir last night, will hold the trial of the Sharifs in prison.
The ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam are sitting on Friday on the flight to Lahore, which is to depart from Abu Dhabi International Airport in the United Arab Emirates. (Photo: Reuters)
The former prime minister and his daughter spent their first night in jail on Friday after National Accountability Bureau officers arrested them immediately after they landed at Lahore airport from London.
After being detained, they were flown to Islamabad by a special aircraft and then taken to Adiala Prison in separate armored personnel carriers accompanied by police convoys.
The authorities have decided under the new plan to leave the former prime minister and his daughter in Adiala prison in the garrison town, where they have been provided with "B" class facilities, reports The News, an English daily newspaper from Pakistan.
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According to a statement by the Islamabad administration, they have called a rest house at the Sihala Police Training College in the capital as a sub-jail to keep the duo with immediate effect and until further notice.
However, Geo News, a news broadcaster from Pakistan, said the authorities have decided to keep them in Adiala Prison for the time being.
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A team of doctors conducted the medical examination of Sharif and his daughter in the presence of the judge of Islamabad and senior police officer in Adiala Prison, and declared her healthy.
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Nawaz Sharif and his daughter get B-class facilities in prison, including permission to get homemade food, laundry, bed, mattress, table and chair, a room cooler, a 21-inch television. You may also meet.
According to the rules, class B consists of prisoners who are used to a better way of life due to their social status, education or lifestyle. Habitual prisoners can be included in this class on government orders, Geo News, a news broadcaster from Pakistan, said in a report.
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The report added that "A" or "B" prisoners are usually trained to teach uneducated prisoners in jail. They do not do hard work and can engage in useful work, which in their case is defined as a severe punishment.
Expenditure for A- or B-class detainees is normally paid by prisoners with the permission of the prison department, the report added.
However, there are also reports that prisoners in such prisons have to pay for the facilities. The government is only required to provide security in a high security section where they are kept away from other prisoners.
The government can not provide them with facilities not mentioned in the prisons regulations.
Nawaz Sharif has been sent a cell in the "Better Class" category because he is a former parliamentarian and is entitled to privileges in prison.
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On the other hand, Maryam Sharif has to prove that she has paid at least 6,000 rupees (approximately 3,338,000 rupees) as an annual income tax.
Both Sharif and Maryam were sentenced to 10 and 7 years in prison, respectively, by an accountability tribunal.
Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court last year in the case of Panama Papers.
Sharif has been one of the country's leading politicians for the last 30 years. He remains popular, especially in Punjab, the most populous and choosiest province.
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