Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) workers offered Eid prayers outside the Kot Lakhpat Jail on Wednesday (June 5) to express solidarity with party founder Nawaz Sharif. Nawaz wanted to offer Eid prayers along with the prisoners but he was not allowed to do so due to the security reasons. PML-N Workers also prayed for the health and release of their leader from jail.
Nawaz had returned to Kot Lakhpat prison in Lahore after his six-week bail in Al Azizia Steel Mills case expired on May 7. The Supreme Court had turned down his request for treatment in the United Kingdom in its short order.
In his message on with regard to Eid-ul-Fitr, Nawaz wished that may Almighty Allah take Pakistan to its destination by accepting the prayers held throughout Ramzan. “My Eid is dedicated to the poor masses, who are forced to lead their lives in misery,” the PML-N supremo said. Wishing Eid to everyone, Nawaz’s daughter, Maryam, said her Eid would be on the day when her father returned home, God willing.
“After having stayed with my father in jail on the last Eid-ul-Azha, this is the first Eid I am spending without parents,” she said on Twitter, adding that she was not allowed to meet her father. Maryam said the former premier “has been spending Eid-ul-Azha, Ramzan and Eid-ul-Fitr in jail for he has committed the crime of demanding implementation of the Constitution of Pakistan”.