Home department wants Shahbaz’s house declared sub-jail

Updated 10 Dec 2018

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PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif is facing trial under charges of corruption and alleged misuse of power. — File photo
PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif is facing trial under charges of corruption and alleged misuse of power. — File photo

LAHORE: The Punjab home department has written a letter to the federal interior ministry, asking it to declare under-trial prisoner Shahbaz Sharif’s designated residence in Islamabad as sub-jail.

In the letter addressed to the interior secretary, the Punjab home department has said that Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif is required to attend the assembly session at 4pm on Dec 10.

In this context, the home department has requested that the opposition leader’s designated residence in Islamabad be declared sub-jail from Dec 10 till the assembly session’s end. The session is expected to continue for two weeks.

Mr Sharif is facing trial under the charges of corruption in cases pertaining to Saaf Pani and Ashiyana housing schemes and alleged misuse of authority. He has been in the custody of the National Accountability Bureau for almost two months and was recently shifted to Lahore central Jail after an accountability court denied extending his physical remand.

Published in Dawn, December 10th, 2018