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Nawaz Sharif granted permission to meet family in jail today

Incarcerated former premier Nawaz Sharif has been granted special permission to meet his family on Friday.
Nawaz’s 19 family members had submitted a request to meet the former premier and his daughter, Maryam Nawaz, in Adiala jail where they are serving their sentences in relation to Avenfield properties case, sources said.
Prisons IGP granted permission and has informed the jail superintendent in this regard, sources added.
Authorities have allocated Thursday for visitors, including Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders, wanting to meet Maryam and Nawaz.
However, due to Eid holidays nobody could meet the former premier and his daughter on that day and the Sharif family had requested that they be allowed to meet the two on Friday.
Earlier on Wednesday, sources said PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif and a few of his family members met Nawaz and Maryam in Adiala jail.
Shehbaz, Hamza Shehbaz and Nawaz’s mother met the two on the occasion of Eid-ul-Azha with special permission, sources said.
Nawaz and Maryam are currently serving their prison terms at Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, after the former premier was sentenced to a total of 11 years in prison while his daughter was sentenced to eight years in a corruption reference in July.