Lahore Airport Will be Shut Down on the Arrival of Nawaz and Maryam Sharif

Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz are to be sent to Islamabad as soon as their flight lands on Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) in Islamabad has announced that they have completed all the formalities necessary to arrest the ex-PM and his daughter, NAB spokesman Bilal Punnu said on Sunday. They would be shifted to jail the same day, he added.

The law enforcement agencies have rolled out a security plan to handle the situation in the capital.

Return on 13th of July

NAB’s announcement came shortly after the conference held by Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz in London where they announced their plan to return to Pakistan soon. The father-daughter duo were convicted after an accountability court announced its verdict in the Avenfield apartments reference.

Maryam Nawaz confirmed on Saturday that,

“We have decided to return on Friday (July 13).”

The Sharif family members had been in London due to the former PM’s wife ongoing cancer treatment there.

Plan

The father-daughter duo have said that upon arriving, they will address their supporters in Lahore, on Friday. After which they will present themselves for arrest.


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Senator Mushahidullah Khan said “Workers from all across the country will reach the airport to welcome their leader.”

The case stemmed from the Panama Papers leak that disclosed expensive and undeclared property owned by the Sharif family in London.

An accountability court handed Nawaz Sharif a 10-year jail term along with a fine of 8 million pounds on Friday for assets it said Sharif would not have been able to afford with his income, such as luxury flats in London. Sharif’s daughter was also sentenced to jail for 7 years and Sharif’s son in law, Captain (r) Safdar for 1 year of imprisonment for abetting them.

Captain Safdar has already been arrested from Rawalpindi, by National Accountability Bureau’s investigation team and is currently in NAB’s office G-6 Markaz, Islamabad.


  • Abu Zaid

    And all this effort to arrest those, who are literally traveling all the way from UK to surrender…

    • They are convicted criminals. They have no right to a public rally which they are painstakingly arranging for themselves. NAB is correctly preempting it.

      • A rasheed

        These are politicians who has done something for the country . We are grateful to Nawaz Shareef for completing Jinnah Airport Terminal when Zardaris & PPP were busy looting funds from this projects///

        • abobobilly

          Damn right they have done something. RUINING THE COUNTRY, BANKRUPTING IT, AND THEN DISGRACING IT IN THE WORLD.

          Pata nai kider se aa jatay hain ye PMLN k supports. Ignorants.

        • Muhammad Areeb

          yup something including looting the country

    • jiyala

      They’re not travelling to surrender meray bholay bhai. Ye unn ki majboori hai. If they dont come back within 7 days, they’ll lose the right to file an appeal against the court’s decision.

      • abobobilly

        Pretty sure they will do the same drama Mr Safdar did a few hours ago.

    • Azfar

      They have to return within 7 days else they will loose the rights to appeal against the decision in high court, so they have no option left they have to return to Pakistan and surrender but for our jaahil awan they are doing something great

  • Khawer Naseer

    and I have decided to finally unsubscribe from ProPK as 90% of the updates are non-tech, and becoming more and more like masala news channel, so I think its finally time to give up on the hope and move forward.

    • abobobilly

      Abi to party shuru hui hay. Picture abi baaqi ha.

      Wait and see. For the first time in my life, i am a little hopeful about my country’s state.

      • Muhammad Ziaullah Rana

        yes and sure

    • Muhammad Areeb

      bro options hain ap tech wale k ilawa sab ko select na karo

    • Karachi Wala

      Thankyou propakistani for always keeping us update not only with technology news, but also with what is happening around us.

      We get all news here.

      Keep up the good work. Best wishes for propakistani.

  • Adnan

    Pure Pakistan Main Aaaam Tateel Hona CHahyh
    Ta K Public Arrest Hone KI Live Coverage Ghar Baith K Dekh Sake