Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz were on Friday taken into custody by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials after their flight landed at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport at 8
Their passports were confiscated, and according to the Dawn, they were subsequently boarded onto a small chartered plane bound for Islamabad International Airport (IIA).
The father-daughter duo was formally arrested after the immigration.
They were surrounded by Airport Security Force commandos as they got down from the aircraft. Fellow passengers were asked to wait while the two were first taken to the cars waiting at the runway.
Media reports from Pakistan claim that the two-hour-20-minute flight delay helped in mobilizing the PML-N cadre waiting at the airport, as visuals of hundreds of them on the road appeared on Pak TV channels.
The father-daughter duo, who left for Pakistan from London on Thursday, earlier arrived at Abu Dhabi on Friday, where they had a six-hour lay-off. Sharif spoke to media over a telephonic conference, in which he urged people of Pakistan to stand up and fight for democracy.
Sharif and his daughter Maryam were convicted in an Avenfield reference case on July 6.
From that day, they have 10 days to appeal before the court against the order, which is till July 16.
While Sharif has been given 10 years of imprisonment, Maryam has been awarded eight years in jail. Sharif also has a fine of eight million pounds 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 Maryam. Earlier, NAB sources in Islamabad said that both the convicted would be kept at Adiala jail for a day before being transferred to Attock Fort prison in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
Maryam was sentenced to eight years of jail and fined two million pounds by the Accountability Court.
Earlier in April, Pakistan's Supreme Court 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 prime minister in July after the apex court's ruling.
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