Nawaz Sharif, Daughter Maryam To Avail ‘Better Class’ Category Jail

July 11, 2018 11:00 pm6 commentsViews: 157

Maryam Nawaz, daughter of ousted prime minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif, need to pay about Rs 6,00,000 as annual income tax to get Better Class category facility in jail.

Both father and daughter have been convicted in Avenfield Apartments reference by a Pakistani court and serving jail term.

Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced for ten years while Maryam for 7 years. The two were arrested Friday at Lahore airport while returning from London.

Sharif’s wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, is in London. She is suffering from throat cancer. Since June 14 she is on ventilator following cardiac arrest.

However, authorities have confirmed, as reported in Dawn, by virtue of being a former parliamentarin Sharif will be placed into Better Class category and Maryam too could avail the same after paying at least Rs 6,00,000 as annual income tax.

The placement would not be automatic, but they need to apply by submitting a request application to the authorities.

Meanwhile, it is also being said their jail would not be furnished with refrigerator or air-conditioner even after availing Better Class category.

Quoting a senior official the news media writes, “Thisn is what the family can get under the law.”


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