Convicted son-in-law of Nawaz Sharif held in Rawalpindi

Pauline Gross
July 13, 2018

Both Nawaz Sharif and his daughter are now in London to look after Mr Sharif's wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who is suffering from throat cancer and has been on ventilator since June 14 after a cardiac arrest.

The incident came following the Pakistan accountability court's sentencing of Sharif, his daughter Maryam Nawaz and son-in-law Captain Mohammad Safdar Awan (retd) in the Sharif family's purchase of the upscale property.

After the Supreme Court announced the verdict in Avenfield case Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz chose to return to Pakistan from London on July 13th. "We will make sure that Sharif and Maryam do not leave the airport and are arrested there", he said.

The National Accountability Bureau has also chose to transfer Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz through helicopter to Adiala Jail.

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"Since the road option may be hard for the authorities concerned with regard to provide security cover, a helicopter should be provided to the NAB to avoid problems in the arrest and shifting them (Nawaz and Maryam) to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi after producing them before the accountability court", the official said. Abbasi told the media, "The court has sentenced Sharif to 10 years of imprisonment and fined him 8 million pounds".

Pakistan's opposition leader and former cricket star who has set his hopes on becoming the country's next prime minister unveiled Monday his party's "manifesto" ahead of this month's parliamentary elections.

"This is not the 1970s or 80s; the more you try to cover up [the facts] the more you will be exposed", the PML-N leader added. Meanwhile, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurenzeb said Sharif and Maryam will arrive in Lahore on Friday via Abu Dhabi on a foreign airline. Sharif, who is in London with his ailing wife, has promised to return to Pakistan. Sharif said Kulsoom may regain consciousness before he leaves for Lahore on Friday.

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