Lahore: Nawaz Sharif, the ousted Prime Minister of Pakistan and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested on Friday evening and their passports have been seized after their arrival at Lahore Airport. Nawaz was sentenced to 10 years in jail in a corruption case while daughter Maryam has been given a 7-year jail term.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team, awaiting the father-daughter duo at Allama Iqbal International Airport, arrested them after immigration process. They were transferred to special aircraft after immigration process and are being shifted to Islamabad at present. Sources said Nawaz Sharif and Maryam are fully cooperating with the 16-member NAB team.
‘Waging for the coming generations’
Earlier, the ousted prime minister had released a video message ahead of his arrival in Pakistan, asking people to support him in his struggle which he said he is waging for the future of coming generations.
Why they were arrested
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz were convicted in Avenfield reference last Friday by the accountability court. The Sharifs were in London to look after ailing Begum Kulsoom Nawaz when they were awarded imprisonment in the corruption case. Sharif’s son-in-law Capt (retd) Mohammad Safdar, who was awarded one-year jail term, has already been arrested and shifted to Adiala prison.