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Shahbaz Sharif house declared sub-jail

11 December, 2018

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ISLAMABAD: The capital administration on Monday declared the house of the opposition leader in National Assembly located in the Ministers’ Enclave a sub-jail to detain PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif in connection with a National Accountability Bureau (NAB) case against him.

The house will remain a sub-jail till the conclusion of the National Assembly session, which started on Monday.

A notification issued by the capital administration said: “In exercise of powers vested in under Section 541 of the Criminal Procedure Code 1860 read with Section 3 of the Prison Act 1894 and all other powers enabling in this behalf vide Ministry of Justice and Parliamentary Affairs notification issued in pursuance of Article 2 of Islamabad Capital Territory Administration Order 1980 and a request of Government of Punjab, the chief commissioner Islamabad is pleased to declare the premises of House No 26 Ministers’ Enclave as a sub-jail for keeping Mian Mohammad Shehbaz Sharif, under trial prisoner in NAB case, from Monday Dec 10 and till the conclusion of this session(s) of National Assembly.” The outer guard of the premises will be provided by the capital police, it added.

According to an official in the ministry, the secretary interior was requested in writing by the Home Department that Mr Sharif was being taken to Islamabad to attend the National Assembly session starting on Dec 10 which may continue for two weeks.

It was further requested that the residence of the opposition leader in Islamabad be declared a sub-jail till the conclusion of the session.

Another officer of the capital administration said the Home Department had been informed about the fulfillment of its request and asked to arrange staff for the sub-jail. Later, he added, a team of officials from Adiala reached the Ministers’ Enclave and took the sub-jail into their custody.

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