Shahbaz Sharif leaves for Lahore Airport leading PMLN rally

Shahbaz Sharif leaves for Lahore Airport leading PMLN rally
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LAHORE - A PML-N rally led by former chief minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has departed towards Lahore airport to welcome Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz.

Strict security measures are in place due avoid any untoward situation as the city braces to receive PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif. A large number of police personnel are deployed to handle the situation.

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Interim Home Minister Shuakat Javed on Friday defended suspension of mobile phone services in Lahore and clarified that the steps taken by the provincial government were meant to ensure law and order in the city.

Briefing the media persons, the minister said the PML-N has not sought permission from the authorities for the rally to welcome their leaders, Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz.

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Nawaz’s Sharif’s flight# EY243 from Abu Dhabi to Lahore has been delayed by two hours and will now land at Allama Iqbal Airport at 08:00pm, Geo News reported quoting airport officials. The plane was earlier scheduled to reach at 06:15pm.

The former PM and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have earlier today reached Abu Dhabi on their way to Lahore from London.

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