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Sharif, his daughter will be arrested on their arrival at any airport in Pak: Minister

Press Trust of India  |  Lahore 

Ousted Sharif and his daughter will be arrested on their arrival at any airport in as they have been convicted in a corruption case, a said today.

last evening shared her flight details to return to with She said she will reach at airport on Friday at 6:15 pm by Ittehad Airways' flight EY-243.

"The government will implement accountability court's order in letter and spirit and arrest Sharif and Nawaz on their arrival at airport," told reporters.

"Let me make it clear that the law enforcement agencies will arrest Nawaz and Maryam on airport to implement the court's order," he said.

The (NAB) has also announced that it will arrest the father and the daughter on their arrival in on Friday.

"On the announcement of the that Nawaz and Maryam are arriving in Lahore on Friday at 6.15 pm we have written to the government to coordinate with NAB for their arrest at the airport," a NAB told today.

He said the NAB would not allow Sharif to lead a rally. "We will make sure that Sharif and Maryam do not leave the airport and arrested there," he said.

The accountability court on Friday last handed down 10 and 7 years rigorous imprisonment to Sharif and Maryam respectively in the Avenfield properties corruption case filed by the NAB.

Maryam was given 7 years imprisonment for abetment after she was found "instrumental in concealment of the properties of her father" and one year for non-cooperation with NAB.

Sharif's Capt (retd.) M Safdar who has been given one year jail term for not cooperating with NAB, and aiding and abeting Sharif and Maryam has been arrested and sent to Adiala Jail,

Meanwhile, said Sharif and Maryam will arrive in Lahore on Friday via on a

"workers from across the country will gather in Lahore to welcome their leaders," she said.

Sharif along with Maryam had gone to last month to see his ailing wife Nawaz. She is suffering from lymphoma (throat cancer). She has been on a ventilator since June 14 after suffering a cardiac arrest in

Sharif said Kulsoom may regain consciousness before he leaves for Lahore on Friday.

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First Published: Mon, July 09 2018. 16:40 IST