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Sharifs expected to appeal against conviction in IHC today

ISLAMABAD: Former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, who were arrested late Friday night after their flight landed at Lahore airport, are expected to file today an appeal against the accountability court’s decision that convicted them in the Avenfield properties reference. On July 6, Sharif was sentenced to 10 years in prison while his daughter and son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar to seven years and one year’s jail term, respectively. Safdar was arrested on July 8 while the former premier and his daughter…

Nawaz Sharif has arrived, now looted wealth should be returned: Imran

LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Friday, reacting to the arrival of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, said that it is now necessary to bring back the looted wealth. The PTI chairman, addressing a campaign rally, said that a plane is coming from Abu Dhabi carrying the convicted prime minister, and now it was necessary that that plundered wealth should be returned to the country. "A plane is coming from Abu Dhabi carry Mujrim-e-Azam (the great criminal). Now he…

PML-N workers create chaos in different parts of Punjab; several policemen injured

LAHORE: Furious workers of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Friday created chaos in different parts of Punjab in protest against arrest of supreme leader of their party Nawaz Sharif who is returning from London after about a month's stay there. Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment and fined eight million pounds in the Avenfield Reference case by an accountability court, which awarded seven years jail to Maryam besides a fine of two million pounds. Maryam's husband Safdar is already in jail for…

Medical board to examine Nawaz, Maryam in Adiala jail

RAWALPINDI: A medical board comprising senior doctors of Polyclinic Hospital has been set up to examine former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz in Adiala jail and submit a report on their health, ARY News reported.  Sharif along with his daughter is returning home to face sentences awarded to them by an accountability court in the Avenfield properties reference. Sources said senior physician Dr Asif will head the medical board which also comprises Dr Hamid Iqbal, Dr Imtiaz Ahmed and Dr Asma Kayani.…

Follow these alternate routes in Lahore to save yourself from jams today

LAHORE: As the erstwhile premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz are on their way back to Pakistan today, all the major arteries of Lahore have been blocked owing to the risk of disruption in law and order situation of the city. The caretaker government of Punjab has given an alternate traffic plan to facilitate people of of the city today. Here are your alternate traffic routes to avoid gridlocks on the eve of Nawaz's arrival: Traffic coming from Islamabad will enter Lahore via motorway through Thokar…

PML-N leaders including Saad Rafique put under house arrest?

LAHORE: Inspector General Punjab police Kaleem Imam has reportedly issued orders for detention of a number of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leaders including former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique. According to reports, those who are to be detained and put under house arrest include Mian Marghoob, Bilal Yasin, Khwaja Imran Nazir, Malik Saiful Malook, Waheed Alam Khan and Khawaja Salman Rafique, brother of Khwaja Saad Rafique. The caretaker government is arresting protesting workers in Lahore and other cities of…

NAB team to arrest Nawaz, Maryam at Abu Dhabi Airport: reports

ABU DHABI/ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has sent its three-member team to Abu Dhabi to take into custody former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz as they touch down the airport. According to reports, the former PM and his daughter will be first shown their arrest warrants before being arrested. The duo will then be moved to Pakistan under NAB team security. Upon reaching the Lahore Airport, sources said, a 16-member NAB team will then take Nawaz and Maryam into custody…

LHC summons IG Punjab over PML-N workers’ arrest

LAHORE: The Lahore High Court (LHC) on Friday summoned the home secretary and provincial police chief on a petition against the alleged arrest of PML-N workers ahead of former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz’s return to the country from London.  A bench of the high court summoned them along with the relevant record at 11:00 am today. The petitioner pleaded with the bench to restrain the police from arresting PML-N workers. A day earlier, the PML-N accused the government of detaining more than 400…

Maryam Nawaz’s son Junaid Safdar arrested in London

LONDON: Minutes after bidding farewell to his mother, London police have arrested Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Maryam Nawaz's son Junaid Safdar for violently attacking a protester outside the Sharif family's London residence, ARY News reported.  According to ARY News correspondent, Junaid Safdar and his cousin, Hussain Nawaz's son Zakaria Hussain, have been arrested following a clash with protesters outside Avenfiled apartments. Junaid Safdar reportedly punched and knocked a protester on ground. He…

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam leave for Pakistan to face jail time

LONDON:  Former premier Mian Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif have left London to fly for Lahore where they would be arrested in compliance with a July 6 court order in the Avenfield case, ARY News reported on Thursday. The former PM and Maryam Nawaz will board a flight from London in a few minutes and will arrive in Lahore on July 13, Friday, at 6:15pm via Abu Dhabi. The National Accountabiltiy Bureau and the Punjab government, on the other hand, have devised a comprehensive strategy…