Sharif, daughter to return home

Clay Curtis
July 13, 2018

Maryam last evening shared her flight details to return to Pakistan with media persons.

The court has declared that Nawaz Sharif and Maryam will be arrested upon their arrival in Pakistan. She said she will reach Lahore airport on Friday at 6:15 pm by Ittehad Airways' flight EY-243.

"We have made arrangements for the arrest of Sharif and his daughter at Lahore and Islamabad airports to implement court orders", NAB spokesman Bilal Punnu said on Sunday.

While they will not face any difficulty in coming to Pakistan, they are expected to be arrested during the immigration process at the airport as per standard procedure for all those placed on the ECL, Geo TV reported.

Rachel Davies Teka, Head of Advocacy at Transparency International UK, said, "We are calling on the UK authorities to investigate the London-based assets identified in this conviction and ensure that Sharif and his family are no longer able to enjoy any luxury homes that are found to have been bought with the proceeds of corruption".

An accountability court had pronounced the verdict in the corruption reference against the Sharif family on Friday sentencing Nawaz to 11 years in prison, Maryam eight years and Safdar one year in prison.

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He said the NAB would not allow Sharif to lead a rally.

His daughter, Maryam Nawaz, widely seen as his chosen political heir, was sentenced to seven years in prison and is disqualified from contesting the elections.

Officials from the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) had also arrested Sharif's son-in-law, retired Captain Mohammad Safdar, in Rawalpindi and sent him to jail on Monday.

Sharif and his daughter, Maryam Safdar, are now in London, where the three-time former PM's wife is undergoing cancer treatment.

Sharif and his children have been in Britain since June attending to his ailing wife Kulsoom, who is being treated for cancer and is in a coma after suffering a heart attack last month.

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