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Nawaz Sharif, daughter arrested, taken to Islamabad

IANS  |  Lahore 

Former Sharif and his daughter were arrested by anti-corruption officials late on Friday after they arrived in from The two were taken to in a private plane.

According to media reports, dozens of security officials entered the plane as it landed and asked other passengers to deboard. The passports of both Muslim League-(PML-N) leaders were seized by a three-member (FIA) team.

Nawaz and Maryam were flown in a small private plane to Upon landing in Islamabad, the two would either be flown to or driven to Attock Jail, the reports said.

Nawaz and Maryam were convicted by an accountability court in the Avenfield corruption reference last Friday and handed jail sentences of 10 years and seven years, respectively. The former was found guilty of owning assets beyond known sources of income, while his daughter was convicted for aiding and abetting her father in covering up the "conspiracy".

After the pronouncement of the verdict, Nawaz and Maryam had said they would return to and appeal against the decision. The (NAB) and the government had made elaborate arrangements to take the father-daughter duo into custody upon arrival.

In Lahore, authorities have braced to maintain law and order, as a large number of PML-N workers and supporters have gathered in various parts of the city to welcome the ousted and his daughter.

Earlier, the father and daughter departed late from as their flight got delayed for over two hours. They had left the previous day.

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 22:30 IST
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