Maryam warns of ‘hunger strike’ after govt bars homemade meals for Nawaz

Maryam in a Twitter said in her twitter handler “The fake government has imposed restrictions on homemade meals for Nawaz Sharif. The staff who took his food has been waiting outside the jail for the last five hours,”

“Mian sahab has refused to eat prison food. If they [the government] do not take back this restriction in the next 24 hours, then I will approach the court.”

“If I don’t get help from the court, then I will sit outside Kot Lakhpat jail. Even if I have to go on a hunger strike, I will do it,” she warned in another tweet.

“I don’t trust these oppressors, they can mix anything in Mian sahab’s food,” she said, adding her warning should not be considered a mere threat and that she would go through with it.

The Punjab government has decided to withdraw food-from-home facility from former prime minister Nawaz Sharif who is imprisoned in Kot Lakhpat jail, Lahore.

Earlier, the jail administration had allowed Nawaz Sharif’s family to bring food for him.

This week the jail administration will issue orders to lift this facility of getting meals from home.

It comes after Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday directed the Ministry of Law to introduce a legal amendment to withdraw A-class jail facility from those who plundered public money.

On Monday, while talking to a private television channel, Khan ruled out the possibility of any National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) for both Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and Pakistan People Party co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari.

Former premier Sharif is currently serving seven-year prison term awarded to him in the Al-Azizia reference, while ex-president Zardari is in NAB custody over corruption and mega money-laundering.

The premier also warned that those politicians who had been arrested or convicted under money laundering charges would not be able to avail higher classes in jail.

“I have told the law ministry that the money launderers should be sent to a common jail. Soon, legislation will be made in this regard. They [money launderers] should know how a common criminal is treated in this country,” he warned.