Five Adiala jail officials suspended after photo controversy

Published: September 26, 2018


Five officials of Central Jail Rawalpindi were suspended after an inquiry committee formed to probe a ‘leaked’ photo of incarcerated PML-N leaders submitted its report to the Punjab government, Express News reported on Wednesday.

The jail superintendent and deputy superintendent were among the five suspended officials as the committee absolved DIG Rauf of any responsibility for the incident.

The provincial government also issued a notification appointing the superintendent of Mianwali Central Jail as Adiala’s new superintendent.

Hanif Abbasi shifted to Attock Jail over Adiala ‘photo leak’

Hanif Abbasi, sentenced earlier by a narcotics court, was shifted to Attock Jail following the incident.

The decision to shift Abbasi came on the request of a two-member committee constituted by the Punjab government to probe the ‘photo leak’, which also featured Maryam Nawaz and Captain (retd) Safdar Awan sitting in the superintendent’s office.

Two-member team to probe Nawaz Adiala ‘photo leak’

In the photo, the Sharif family members can be seen waiting to be released following an Islamabad High Court (IHC) order suspending the sentences handed down to the pair by an accountability court in the Avenfield corruption reference. The probe committee, comprising DIG Feroze Shaukat and AIG Safdar Nawaz, has been tasked with investigating why Abbasi was allowed into the administration block and who took the image.




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Reader Comments (2)

  • Ranjha
    Sep 26, 2018 - 1:39PM

    Perfect. You break the law, you face the music!Recommend

  • Amir
    Sep 26, 2018 - 1:51PM

    Officials held responsible for violation. Bad habits have set in from years of pleasing the masters, even when they are out of favors, habits die hardRecommend

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