If he's jailed, will accompany him: Nawaz Sharif's mother

If he's jailed, will accompany him: Nawaz Sharif's mother

If he's jailed, will accompany him: Nawaz Sharif's mother

A picture of former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam bidding farewell to Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, Mr Sharif's ailing wife, before their return to Pakistan for their imminent arrest, has struck an emotional chord with many in the country. But kids will still be kids.

NAB Rawalpindi has asked for and got ten woman police personnel from Pakistan's Punjab province, but sources told The News that it is still highly unlikely Maryam would be lodged at NAB's police station at the Rawalpindi bureau, where her father will most likely be taken.

Besides arrests, the Lahore administration has also seized several containers and placed them on the main arteries of the city to discourage the PML-N workers from reaching the airport where Nawaz and Maryam would likely land at around 5.15pm in the evening, a week after their conviction.

Flights that were to arrive at Islamabad airport this morning have been diverted to Lahore airport.

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz arrived in London prior to Eid-ul-Fitr and are now there due to Kulsoom Nawaz's prolonged illness. "I'll be taken straight to jail".

The run-up to the general election has been marred by accusations that the military is meddling in politics and muzzling the media to help usher cricketer turned politician Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) into power.

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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. The case pertains to the purchase of Avenfield apartments through offshore companies, the beneficial owner of which was Maryam.

He was elected prime minister in 1990-93.

After the Supreme Court disqualified Sharif in July 2017 for not declaring a small source of income which he denied receiving, he toured the nuclear-armed country urging voters to protect the "sanctity of the vote".

Ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan, Nawaz Sharif (UNSEEN), appears with his daughter Maryam, at a news conference at a hotel in London, Britain July 11, 2018.

PML-N has also been riven by internal divisions.

PML-N leaders say authorities have began a crackdown against union council leaders, the street-level party workers who bring out people on the streets.

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