Maryam Nawaz allowed to visit ailing father

09:33 PM | 23 Oct, 2019
Maryam Nawaz allowed to visit ailing father

LAHORE - The Punjab government Wednesday allowed detained Maryam Nawaz to visit former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was shifted to hospital after his health deteriorated earlier this week.

Local media reports say the provincial government has given the permission following the directions issued by Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Maryam was taken to Lahore's Service Hospital amid tight security from Kot Lakhpat detention facility where she has been kept on judicial remand in Chaudhry Sugar Mills case.

According to the Home Ministry, the detainee has been given one hour to spend with her father in the hospital.

The move comes after an accountability court earlier rejected her plea seeking permission to visit her father for inquiring about his health.