Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Sharif fly from Abu Dhabi to Lahore, the capital city of Punjab, on Friday. They were arrested just after landing on airport and was sent to an Islamabad jail. Photo: Collected

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has been allotted a ‘B’ class category in prison and it has been decided to keep his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, in Adiala Jail and not shift her to Sihala rest house, sources told Geo News on Saturday.
The former premier and his daughter, who were convicted in the Avenfield Apartments reference, were arrested Friday night upon their arrival in Lahore and were subsequently taken to Islamabad in a chartered flight.
The father-daughter duo were then separated and taken from the Islamabad International Airport in two convoys to the Central Jail in Adiala, Rawalpindi.
According to sources, the plan regarding Nawaz and Maryam’s stay at jail was amended thrice after which it was decided to allot the former premier a ‘B’ class jail which has facilities such as a 21-inch television, newspapers, a bed and fan. It was also decided to keep Maryam in Adiala Jail and not in Sihala rest house as suggested earlier, sources said.
A notification issued by the Islamabad administration shortly after Nawaz and Maryam were taken to Adiala Jial had declared the rest house at the Sihala Police Training College in the capital as a sub-jail to keep the two figures, with immediate effect and until further orders.
Sources then said that only Maryam would be moved to the rest house. However, later sources claimed that the authorities have decided to keep the two at Adiala Jail for now.Maryam is being kept at the women’s cell in Adiala Jail, the sources said.
Last night, police officials at Adiala Jail conducted the medical examination of Nawaz and Maryam and declared them fit.
Maryam Nawaz declines better facilities
The former first daughter, in a letter, said that she declined better facilities at Adiala jail.
According to the letter posted on social media, Maryam stated that she was asked to submit an application to jail superintendent for better facilities.
She said that she refused to accept it of her own will.
Maryam further said “I have not made the decision under anyone’s pressure.”
Placing Nawaz, Maryam on ECL
The cabinet sub-committee held a meeting on the matter pertaining to placing Nawaz and Maryam’s names on the Exit Control List (ECL).
Caretaker interior minister Azam Khan chaired the meeting.
The sub-committee forwarded the request to put Nawaz and Maryam on ECL to caretaker prime minister Nasirul Mulk.
“Cabinet to approve request during the next meeting,” Khan said.
Trial in Adiala Jail
The trial of two remaining National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against the Sharif family will take place in Adiala Jail, according to a notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice late Friday.
“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (b) of section 16 of the National Accountability Ordinance, 1999 (XVIII of 1999), the federal government is please to specify the Central Jail Adiala, Rawalpindi, to be the place where the Accountability Court-I, Islamabad shall sit for trial of References No. 18/2017 and 19/2017 against Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and others,” the notification read.