Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz landed here on Friday night and are expected to be arrested, a week after they were handed prison sentences on corruption charges.
NAB Chairman Justice Javed Iqbal (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 Lahore airport.
Nawaz 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.
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