Maryam Nawaz vow to defy restrictions at Lahore Airport

Maryam Nawaz vow to defy restrictions at Lahore Airport

LONDON - We are going to Pakistan to surrender, not to run away,” said former first daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday. The father-daughter duo has booked their flight to Pakistan.

They will reach Lahore on Friday, July 13, on a private airline’s flight. They will fly on July 12 at 8:45pm. According to the schedule, the plane will land at 8pm at Allama Iqbal Airport.

“We will address our workers after leaving the airport,” said Maryam Nawaz. “It is time to end the war that has been going on for 70 years. It’s no longer the 1970s or 1980s when you could dictate everyone. Allah knows best about our return.”

On July 6, an accountability court awarded 10 years to the former PM and seven to his daughter in the Avenfield corruption case. Capt (retd) Safdar, the husband of Maryam Nawaz, was sentenced to a year in jail. He was sent to Adiala Jail on Monday.

The court ruling has disqualified Maryam Nawaz and her husband, Capt (retd) Safdar, from contesting the election on July 25. The former PM was disqualified in 2017 from holding public office.