ISLAMABAD: Preparations are being finalised to shift Maryam Nawaz, , daughter of former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) head Nawaz Sharif, to the Sihala Guest House from Adiala Jail.
Ten female doctors from PIMS Hospital and three nurses will be on duty 24 hours at the rest house and a list of medical supplies has been prepared. An ambulance from PIMS will also be parked at the rest house.
Keeping in view the expected shifting of Maryam Nawaz, stringent security measures have been made at the Sihala Rest House.
An ordered has been issued to lady doctors and medical staff for their deputation at the rest house, while the government hospital has also expressed willingness for the deputations.
Sources said that the duty roster of the staff deputed at the rest house has been prepared and a roster for one week deputation of doctors and nurses has been prepared.
As many as 10 lady doctors will work in three shifts at Sihala Rest House, while landy nurses will also perform their assigned duties in three shifts.
“An ambulance will be available 24 hours a day at the rest house,” sources added. Earlier on Monday, former Punjab CM and PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif wrote a letter to caretaker Punjab government seeking better facilities for former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at Adiala Jail.
Shehbaz had asked the authorities to ensure continuous provision of medicines and medical examination to Nawaz Sharif from his personal doctor. Later, responding to the demand of former Punjab chief minister Caretaker Punjab Law Minister Zia Haider said that Nawaz Sharif had been provided facilities already made available to prisoners by PML-N Punjab government for the last 24-year stints.
Haider asserted that it was onus of PML-N government to take measures towards improving infrastructure and availability of basic jail facilities where they failed to do the needful.
He, however, told Shehbaz Sharif that measures by caretaker government were on to provide proper facilities to make jail conditions better.
It is pertinent here to mention that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and Captain Safdar were convicted and sentenced to prison in absentia for ten years, seven years and one year respectively, in Avenfield verdict that is likely to further disrupt an already chaotic campaign for national elections this month.
Maryam Nawaz and Captain (r) Safdar, who were candidates for the forthcoming general elections were also disqualified from contesting elections for 10 years each. The sentence and a fine of 8 million pounds, or $10.6 million, came almost a year after Supreme Court removed Sharif from office and less than five months after the court barred him from holding office for life.
Nawaz Sharif was convicted under section 9(a)(5) of the NAB ordinance. The case stemmed from the Panama Papers leak that disclosed expensive and undeclared property owned by the Sharif family in London. Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz were then shifted to B-Class facility in Adiala Jail. NNI