Islamabad: Adviser to the Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior, Barrister Mirza Shahzad Akbar, denied her claims, saying it was a “matter of record that this woman did not eat jail food for a single day”.
“This woman’s food always came [prepared] from home,” Akbar said. “So either the rat belonged to the family or they are lying according to the ‘family tradition’.
یہ ریکارڈ کی بات ہے کہ ان خاتون نے ایک دن بھی جیل کا اٹھانا نہیں کھایا اور کھانا ہمیشہ گھر سے آتا تھا اب سوال یہ بنتا ہے کہ یا تو چوہا گھر کا تھا یا خاندانی روایت کے مطابق پھر جھوٹ بول رہی ہیں— Mirza Shahzad Akbar (@ShazadAkbar) November 26, 2020
ویسے “شریف” چوہے لگتے ہیں جو کھانا چھوڑ دیتے تھے ! https://t.co/JqDNdRnWg6
“By the way, these rats seem to be quite ‘Sharif’ [innocent] that they leave food behind,” the PM’s adviser said, in a jibe at the family’s name.
PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz on Thursday claimed that she was fed “rat-contaminated food” when she was incarcerated in the Punjab capital’s Kot Lakhpat Jail.
In an informal conversation with journalists in Jati Umrah, Maryam Nawaz complained of the medication she was given in the prison, saying it was “not fit for use at all”.
“I was forced to take fungus-infected medicines in prison,” she claimed.