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'Nawaz Sharif continues to have AC, heater, TV and other facilities in prison'

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Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif. Photo: File

LAHORE: The Punjab government on Saturday responded to the letter it received from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President Shehbaz Sharif regarding the facilities being provided to former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in prison.

Nawaz is imprisoned in Lahore's Kot Lakhpat jail after an accountability court handed him a seven-year jail term in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference. Thursday has been allotted to the former prime minister as a meeting day with party leaders and family members at the prison.

In a letter written by Shehbaz to the Punjab Chief Secretary Punjab, the Opposition Leader in the National Assembly demanded an explanation about the facilities provided to Nawaz. The letter was then forwarded to the Home Minister.

According to sources, the provincial government in its response said Nawaz continues to have the facility of an air conditioner and other on the recommendation of the medical board. He is being provided with heater, television, table, chair and other exercise equipment is also provided.

Sources further said, the former prime minister also has the facility to meet his doctor and family members.

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