Nawaz, Maryam arrested, taken to Islamabad

Imran Khan

Imran Khan

In separate statements, Nawaz's children Maryam and Hussain said that their mother had opened her eyes for a few seconds exactly one month after losing consciousness and being placed on a ventilator.

Sharif was ordered jailed after failing to explain how the family acquired the London flats in a case stemming from 2016 Panama Papers revelations that showed they owned the apartments through off-shore companies.

Before leaving the plane at Lahore airport, the PML-N leader had asked security officials to allow his personal doctor to come with him. They will then be taken to Islamabad by helicopter and ferried to Adiala jail.

Authorities have mobilized more than 10,000 police officers for their arrival and blocked roads with shipping containers to shut down the city of Lahore. However, there are people in Pakistan who have done scam worth billions and are today fighting elections and giving sermons, he added.

NAB arranged two helicopters expected to take the father and daughter duo to Adiala jail.

. Sharif's son-in-law is now serving his one-year prison sentence on the same charge, which stems from the purchase of luxury apartments in Britain that the court said were bought with illegally gotten money.

He further said it is very painful for him to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending G20 summit and all we can do is watch.

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz arrived in London prior to Eid-ul-Fitr and are now there due to Kulsoom Nawaz's prolonged illness.

Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan had criticised the PML-N's move to welcome Sharif and his daughter.

Maryam Nawaz has also retweeted the picture. Police have virtually put Lahore on lockdown as scores of Sharif's supporters clashed with police in the evening.

Shahbaz Sharif is expected to lead a rally to Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport to receive Nawaz Sharif and his daughter. I am aware that I have been sentenced to 10 years [in prison] and I will be taken to a jail cell straight away.

Meanwhile, the party president accused the caretaker government of voter rigging.

Sharif, has been one of the country's leading politicians for most of the past 30 years.

Sharif has also said the military's intelligence wing, the Inter-Services Intelligence agency, is intimidating his party's candidates to switch loyalties, or to run as independents, ahead of the July 25 poll.

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