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Kulsoom Nawaz opens eyes after month-long coma

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Ahead of former Sharif and daughter Maryam's arrest, Nawaz's wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, opned her eyes after a month-long coma.

The news was confirmed by Kulsoom's son, Hussain

In an emotional appeal, Hussain requested people to remember his mother in their prayers.

"She (Kulsoom) has opened her eyes after exactly one month. I don't have anything else to share. Her sedatives were being reduced. My only request is, please remember her in your prayers," he told media here.

Sharif and his daughter, Maryam, will be arrested at in (UAE) today morning.

The duo, who are convicted in Avenfield reference case, will stay at the for seven hours and will reach at 6.15pm (2.15 UK time), sources said.

All arrangements have been made to arrest the three-time and his daughter by the (NAB) team.

The father-daughter duo, who was in to meet Nawaz's ailing wife, left for on Friday.

According to sources, the NAB team will board the plane with the permission of authorities and will take Nawaz and under their custody.

A 16-member team of NAB, including two women officers, has been formed under the headship of to arrest them.

NAB sources in said that both the convicted would be kept at for a day before being transferred to the notorious

Furthermore, the flights that were to arrive at airport this morning have been diverted to airport.

On July 6, Nawaz was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment, and a fine of eight million pounds was slapped on him in the Avenfield Reference case.

The case pertains to the purchase of Avenfield apartments through offshore companies, the beneficial owner of which was

was sentenced to seven years of jail and fined two million pounds by the

Earlier in April, Pakistan's disqualified Nawaz from contesting elections for the rest of his life because of his corruption cases as revealed in the Panama Papers.

Sharif had stepped down as in July after the apex court's ruling.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 08:50 IST