PkMAP chief Mehmood Achakzai not allowed to meet Nawaz at Adiala jail

RAWALPINDI: Pashtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) chief Mehmood Khan Achakzai was not allowed to meet former prime minister Nawaz Sharif at Rawalpindi’s Adiala jail.
Achakzai had reached the jail along with Senator Usman Kakar to meet the deposed premier earlier today, however, they were both denied permission.
Speaking to the media outside the jail, the PkMAP chief said, “I have been in Islamabad for the past two weeks and have been denied permission to meet Nawaz each time I have tried.”
“This is no way to treat a three-time prime minister,” he added.
“The Constitution grants permission to inmates to meet everyone,” Achakzai added.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif is en route to the jail to meet Nawaz, party official said.

According to party official, Shehbaz will discuss the PML-N’s future course of action with Nawaz.

Other senior PML-N leaders, including Marriyam Aurangzeb, Abid Sher Ali, Tariq Fazal Chaudhry and Saad Rafique, have also arrived at Adiala jail to meet the former premier.

The accountability court had on July 6 sentenced Nawaz to 10 years, his daughter Maryam Nawaz to seven years and son-in-law Captain (retd) Muhammad Safdar to one year in prison in the Avenfield properties reference.