Pakistan's former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam spent their first night in the high-security Adiala prison in Rawalpindi, and the two VIP prisoners were placed in "B" class facilities, media reports said today.

one day after her arrest

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 inducted into this class on government orders, the news reported.

Nawaz and Maryam were arrested after their conviction in one of the three corruption cases against the powerful political family, weeks before the July 25 polls.

The country's anti-graft organ, the National Accountability Bureau, arrested Nawaz and Maryam on their arrival in London from the Evenfield properties yesterday and relocated them to the Sahala Rest House in Rawalpindi after they declared it a sub-prison.

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The ousted Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif sits in a plane after landing at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, Pakistan

Both Nawaz and Maryam were convicted in this corruption case by an accountability court for 10 and 7 years respectively.

Meanwhile, Punjab police spokesman Niyab Haider said that at least 50 people, including 20 policemen, were injured in clashes between PML-N staff, policemen and rangers, mainly in Lahore and some neighboring districts in Punjab.


Supporters of former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif burn tires during a protest before the arrival of Nawaz from London

There is speculation that Nawaz should return from London to face imminent arrest and imprisonment. Here's why Sharif did that, although he, like many former Pakistani leaders, could have stayed abroad:

* It is a game of chance ahead

Pakistan's parliamentary elections on July 25
that could be an opportunity for his political career.

* His return has confronted his party workers with authorities who have a hard time controlling them.

* His party could not have waged a successful campaign without being in the country.

* This was the only way to counter the oppositional narrative that he was corrupt, his & # 39; place is in London & # 39 ;.

His return strengthens his narrative with being a symbol of resistance to the military.

* He could benefit from a sympathy vote, such as Benazir Bhutto's party after her assassination in 2008.

* He believes the charges against him are weak and a fair trial, if it comes to that, could finally acquit him.



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