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Sharif, daughter land amid Lahore lockdown

IANS  |  Lahore 

Former Sharif and his daughter Maryam landed here on Friday night and are expected to be arrested, a week after they were handed prison sentences on corruption charges.

They had departed from after their flight was delayed for over two hours. They had left a day earlier.

The plane carrying them flew into the Pakistani officials said the two may be taken to

The (NAB) said it has arranged two helicopters, which are expected to shift the father-daughter duo to in

NAB Justice (retd) has warned that strict action would be taken against anyone who obstructs the arrest of the PML-N leaders. The party, however, has claimed that it would only take out a peaceful rally at the airport to welcome its leader.

Earlier, reports suggested that the authorities had decided to divert the plane to Islamabad airport, citingsecurity threats.

Authorities have also taken measures to contain a PML-N welcoming rally moving towards

was sentenced in absentia last week to 10 years in prison by an anti-corruption court over the purchase of high-end properties in London, dealing a serious blow to his party's bid days ahead of the July 25 polls.

--IANS

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First Published: Fri, July 13 2018. 21:56 IST
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