Pakistani premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam were shifted to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi on Friday after being arrested on their arrival in Lahore following the conviction in the Avenfield corruption case.

Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam shifted to Adiala jail

Sharif and Maryam were shifted to Adiala jail in separate armoured vehicles escorted by police.

According to jail manual, they can be medically examined at the jail hospital.

Maryam is expected to be moved later to Sihala Rest House which has been declared as sub-jail.

Initially it was said that the duo will be shifted by a helicopter, but the idea was dropped due to darkness.

After being detained within an Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi by personnel from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and Pakistan Rangers, Sharif and his daughter were put on a special flight to Islamabad in order to be moved to Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi. They arrived at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal Airport at 9:15 IST, nearly three hours late from the scheduled arrival.

The accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir issued judicial warrants against Sharif and Maryam without their mandatory presence in the court.

NAB had requested the court to condone their presence due to security reasons.

The judge accepted the argument and deputed a local magistrate to visit the convicts to record their arrest and allow NAB to hand them over to the jail authorities.