Pakistan’s ousted premier Nawaz Sharif has claimed that the infamous Adiala Jail was already being prepared for him and alleged that three members of the joint investigation team (JIT) formed to probe his family’s business dealings abroad were his “worst political opponents”.
Sharif made the remarks after appearing before an accountability court in Islamabad in a corruption case concerning his family’s Avenfield properties. “House cleaning has already begun in Adiala Jail. Do they know in advance that somebody is coming?” Sharif asked.
The Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi is an infamous prison where Mumbai attack mastermind and LeT operations commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhavi was kept.Sharif and some of his family members are facing charges relating to their ownership of posh properties in London. He resigned as prime minister in July last after the Supreme Court disqualified him over undeclared income. Three cases were registered by the NAB against Sharif, his children and son-in-law in the court on September 8. The political future of Sharif has been hanging in the balance since his ouster. If convicted, he could be jailed.
His family alleges that the cases are politically motivated.