Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz board flight for Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz board flight for Pakistan

LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz will arrive in Pakistan today, a week after the two were sentenced in the Avenfield reference.

Nawaz and Maryam departed from London late Thursday and are presently in Abu Dhabi. They have boarded their flight to Lahore and it is expected they will arrive in the city after 7pm.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has disclosed that it has arranged two helicopters, expected to shift the father-daughter duo to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi as soon as they land. NAB has also deployed two teams each at Lahore and Islamabad airports for this purpose.

NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has warned that strict action will be taken against anyone who obstructs the arrest of the PML-N leaders. The PML-N, however, has claimed that it will only take out a peaceful rally at the airport to welcome its leader.

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