NAB well equipped to take care of Nawaz, Maryam

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Sharif's son-in-law is now serving his one-year prison sentence on the same charge, which stems from the purchase of luxury apartments in Britain that the court said were bought with illegally gotten money.

Nawaz stressed that this particular event is very pivotal in current political scenario, he said while pointing out his journey back to Pakistan leading to his arrest upon arrival. Such opportunity won't come again.

Besides arrests, the Lahore administration has also seized several containers and placed them on the main arteries of the city to discourage the PML-N workers from reaching the airport where Nawaz and Maryam would likely land at around 5.15pm in the evening, a week after their conviction.

Quoting Dunya News, Newsweek Pakistan reported that Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz will be held in Adiala Jail for one day and then be imprisoned in Attock Jail.

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Flights that were to arrive at Islamabad airport this morning have been diverted to Lahore airport.

The father-daughter duo, both sentenced to lengthy jail terms in absentia, are due to return to Pakistan later today in a high-stakes gamble to galvanise their beleaguered party ahead of a July 25 general election.

The Punjab police have surrounded the house of PML-N leader and former minister Balighur Rehman in Bahawalpur.

Kulsoom Nawaz, whose health has been described as "highly critical" by doctors, has been undergoing treatment at the Harley Street Clinic in London.

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Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday claimed he was surrendering for the future of Pakistan.

"Over 100 police commandos will be deployed at the airport on Friday to avert any untoward incident", senior Lahore police officer Sardar Asif said.

The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday ordered the release of PML-N workers illegally detained by law enforcement agencies by 2pm today.

The military, which has ruled the nuclear-armed country for nearly half its history and ended Sharif's second stint in power in 1999 in a bloodless coup, denies involvement. His brother Shehbaz became PML-N's president, but Sharif remains the power behind the throne. They have announced that they will address a rally in Lahore, after which they will surrender. "It is incorrect to say that only certain people are facing accountability".

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