Official foundations in the Punjab government on Friday said the liability court that had convicted Mr Sharif, his daughter Maryam had ordered to send them to Adiala Jail after they were taken into protection at the Lahore airport and produced before it on July 13.
But the Islamabad chief commissioner had also ordered fixed of both the father and the daughter and her husband Capt Safdar who was already in the Adiala Jail, to the Sihala Rest House situated inside the Sihala Police Training College, and the authorities concerned had been weighing the possibilities of following this order which the chief commissioner could issue under the law.
But, they said, the rest house was not safe for the Sharif family which, the authorities think, needed security much more than any home-like facilities there. The rest house has six rooms, all having air conditioners, proper beds and wash rooms, but a limit wall.
Sources said that a major signal that the Sharifs might not be shifted to the rest house was that the authorities were considering shifting some very dangerous prisoners to wherever else in the province to ensure proper security for the former prime minister and his daughter. Organizing security for these prisoners and for the Sharif family was a problem which was being resolved this way.