Nawaz Sharif will be arrested once he lands in Lahore, warns minister

Lester Mason
July 13, 2018

The order, seen as an effort to ensure that Nawaz Sharif wasn't able to turn public opinion in his favour ahead of the July 25 general election, said "malicious and indecent content" was being aired live by television channels and sought only telecast of edited footage.

Sharif's son owns the flat at Avenfield House, Park Lane, in London where supporters of, as well as those against, former Pakistan PM Sharif have been gathering since he was last week sentenced to 10 years in prison.

Meanwhile, on Thursday, the accountability court that sentenced Sharif rejected his petition to transfer the two remaining corruption cases against him to another court, Geo News reported.

Judge Muhammad Bashir has already given the verdict against Sharifs in another reference of Avenfield properties, considering that Nawaz's counsel pleaded the accountability court to transfer the hearing of other references to another judge except Muhammad Bashir.

Nawaz, who was in London with his wife and children when the verdict was announced, said he is returning to Pakistan from London to fulfil his pledge to "honour the vote". "Those putting me on the Exit Control List should know that I am coming back, there are those who said that I will not be coming back to Pakistan, some said I will be taking political asylum but all of them were wrong, I and Maryam are coming back".

On Wednesday, the plan to arrest former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz had been finalized.

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. "This is the height of revenge", said Sharif.

The PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif, who is himself looking into reception program held a meeting to formulate a strategy for a warm welcome to Nawaz and his daughter. Maryam said that Pakistan was standing at an important juncture and "these are defining times".

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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