Lawyers' meeting with Nawaz, Maryam cancelled by Adiala Jail authorities

Lawyers' meeting with Nawaz, Maryam cancelled by Adiala Jail authorities

Rawalpindi (Staff Report): Adiala Jail authorities on Thursday did not allow the lawyers to meet the imprisoned members of Sharif family.


The legal team comprising Khawaja Haris, Amjad Pervez, Barrister Saad Hashmi, and Zafir Khan reached the jail at 11am for a scheduled meeting with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain (retd) Safdar following their conviction in the Avenfield case.

On Wednesday, Khawaja Haris informed the accountability judge, hearing the corruption cases against Sharif, that jail administration was not allowing them to meet his client.

The jail superintendent contacted Haris After the hearing and decided that a meeting between the counsel and clients will be held on Thursday. But today, they were informed that the meeting has been canceled when they reached the Adiala Jail.

According to Haris, an Adiala Jail assistant superintendent had explained that the lawyers’ meeting had been cancelled since Thursday is for visiting family members and others.

Khawaja Haris added that the jail authorities did not give any assurance when he asked to give another date for the meeting. He said that professional lawyers are not being allowed to work freely.