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Nawaz Sharif lodged in Adiala Jail, daughter shifted to guest house (Roundup)

IANS  |  Islamabad 

Pakistan's former who was arrested late on Friday has been shifted to jail in Rawalpindi, while his daughter was sent to Seihala Rest House, declared as temporary sub-jail.

The Accountability Court, according to Geo News, has issued imprisonment warrants for former and his daughter Maryam.

Sharif, along with Maryam, was arrested as they returned to eastern city of from to serve a 10-year and seven-year jail term, respectively, on corruption charges, officials said.

Sharif, a three-time Prime Minister, and his daughter were in to look after his ailing wife when an anti-graft court convicted them of corruption and handed down prison terms.

A (NAB) team took Sharif and Maryam in its custody from the aircraft, while their passports were confiscated by officials of the (FIA).

surrounded the Sharifs and led them to another plane to take them to a jail in city near capital

Earlier, angry supporters of Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the party of Sharif, clashed with the riot police in Lahore, the capital city of province, when they were prevented from proceeding towards the airport to welcome their leader.

Police had blocked all roads to the airport to stop the PML-N activists and banned political gatherings.

Shahbaz Sharif, the younger brother of Nawaz Sharif, who now heads the PML-N, was leading the procession to the airport.

The Accountability Court, Pakistan's anti-corruption court, had ruled on July 6 that owns assets beyond his income and concealed his property abroad.

The court imposed an 8-million pound penalty on and a 2-million pound fine on

Sharif's was also awarded a one-year sentence.

On July 28, 2017, Sharif had to resign as after the disqualified him from holding any public office for concealing his earnings.

In April the apex court disqualified Sharif for lifetime from the parliament and also barred him from heading a political party.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, July 14 2018. 00:06 IST
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