DATE=11/27/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=PAKISTAN-SHARIF PARTY (L-ONLY) NUMBER=2-256567 BYLINE=AYAZ GUL DATELINE=ISLAMABAD CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's political party is accusing the new military administration of mistreating Mr. Sharif in prison. As Ayaz Gul reports from Islamabad, the ousted prime minister and his six aids are being held for their alleged involvement in events that led to last month's military coup in Pakistan. TEXT: Mr. Sharif's lawyers and his political party, the Pakistan Muslim League, say the former prime minister is being held in unsatisfactory living conditions. A senior leader of the party, Raja Zafar- ul Haq, says Mr. Sharif is being treated as if he had already been convicted. /// Haq Act /// That leaves very little to hope that the trial will be conducted in a fair manner. This looks to be a total vendetta, victimization. The treatment that they (Mr. Sharif and his six co- defendants) are being meted out is worse than the treatment meted out to the captured soldiers of an enemy army. /// End Act /// Mr. Sharif and six other officials from his ousted government are accused of ordering airport authorities to refuse landing rights to a plane carrying the army chief, General Pervez Musharraf. At the time, the plane was dangerously low on fuel and eventually landed after the military seized power and overthrew Mr. Sharif. The ousted prime minister and his six aids are accused of endangering the lives of the 200 passengers on board the plane along with General Musharraf. Mr. Sharif denies the charge and accuses General Musharraf of carrying out a personal vendetta. Mr. Zafar-ul-Haq says international human rights groups should monitor the court proceedings against the former Prime Minister and other co-defendants. /// Haq Act /// I think the international agencies should monitor the proceedings. They should monitor the trial of the case. U-N human rights commission, international bar association, amnesty international, they should ensure that they are being treated well. They should ensure that the trial is held in an atmosphere in which witnesses could tell the truth and that they are not victimized. /// End Act /// An anti-terrorism court is scheduled to file charges against the ousted prime minister and the others on December the fourth, after which a trial will begin. Under Pakistan's anti-terrorism laws - put in place by Mr. Sharif - a conviction carries the death penalty. (SIGNED) NEB/AG/JP 27-Nov-1999 08:04 AM EDT (27-Nov-1999 1304 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .