Thursday, 20 September, 2018

Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif, daughter Maryam arrested in Lahore

The protesters chanted slogans against ex-PM calling him as thief and also blocked the main road The protesters chanted slogans against ex-PM calling him as thief and also blocked the main road
Jeannette Daniel | 14 July, 2018, 05:39

Pakistani Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) activists shout slogans as they start a journey towards Lahore to welcome former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday. Special courts are established inside jails for security reasons in many high profile cases, and this could also occur in Sharif's case. "Now he should return the looted Rs300 billion", he said.

In a televised appeal to supporters from London this week, Sharif said he was not afraid of prison and asked people to vote for his party.

He said that half of Pakistan's earning is gobbled by corruption, and the rupee has depreciated from sixty rupees to Rs125 against the USA dollar.

"The administration is making arrangements to ensure the provision of medicines in the jail hospital, a helicopter pad and other facilities in the jail premises", she said. He said the education system was in shambles and students in public schools can move forward, while ninety percent of student at Namal College Mianwali are studying on scholarships.

Nawaz and Maryam are expected to be shifted to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, about 240km northwest of Lahore, to join Safdar in custody.

Earlier, the rally, comprising a large number of PML-N supporters, had attempted to make its way to the airport from the city's Lohari Gate area but faced numerous hindrances in the form of road blockades and containers stopping streets.

Speaking to the press from an airport lounge in Abu Dhabi, a defiant Sharif said he was submitting himself for arrest as a mark of protest.

Sharif, a three-time Prime Minister, and his daughter were in London to look after his ailing wife when an anti-graft court convicted them of corruption and handed down prison terms.

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Mobile phone service was cut off by mid-afternoon, as Sharif's brother, Shehbaz, led around 10,000 supporters of his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on a march toward the city centre in defiance of a citywide ban on public gatherings, according to a witness. On July 6, Nawaz was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment, and a fine of eight million pounds was slapped on him in the Avenfield Reference case.

In order to "maintain law and order" in the city, 10,000 police officers will be deployed across Lahore on Friday, Dawn quoted Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Operations Shahzad Akbar, as saying.

"A team of NAB is present at the Lahore airport and arrest the convicted Nawaz and Maryam from there", a spokesman of NAB, Nawzish Asim, told PTI.

"What credibility will these elections have when the government is taking such a drastic action against our people and this crackdown is taking place all over the country?"

In a video message, tweeted by Maryam, the former premier urged his followers to stand with him and "change the fate of the country".

"The country is at a critical juncture right now".

Sharif was disqualified by the Supreme Court a year ago in the Panama Papers case.

Underscoring the tensions gripping Pakistan in the run-up to the poll, a suicide bomber had killed more than 100 people at an election rally a few hours earlier, in the deadliest such attack in the country in more than three years.

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