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Nawaz Sharif, Maryam to arrive in Pak today

ANI  |  Lahore [Pakistan] 

Pakistan's former Sharif and his daughter Maryam are all set return to the country on Friday.

All national highways and motorway will remain closed ahead of the arrival of the father-daughter duo from

The National Highways and have been directed to close all the major entry and exit routes, for preventive measure, according to Dunya News.

To keep the Muslim League-(PML-N) supporters away from the two, containers have also been installed at various points across

Apart from this, around 22 officials of the (NAB) and 100 elite commandos will be deputed at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport, where the two will arrive, as per the reports.

All the arrangement to shift the convicts in through helicopter have been completed and even the judge has been asked to reach there.

"Maryam and I are coming back to face prison and even if they send me to the gallows, we know that freedom cannot be won without sacrifice. It is not easy to leave my wife on a ventilator in a hospital but I am returning along with my daughter to play our role to rid of this slavery," several quoted, Nawaz, as speaking at a party conference in the ballroom of the Hotel in central London's district.

Meanwhile, the Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is endeavouring to give a rousing welcome to Nawaz and Maryam on their arrival in

In order to "maintain law and order" in the city, 10,000 police officers will be deployed across on Friday, Dawn quoted (DIG) Operations Shahzad Akbar, as saying.

On Friday, PML-N is expected to lead a rally to to receive Nawaz and Maryam.

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

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 02:05 IST