Sharif loyalists arrested as former PM returns to appeal conviction

Sharif loyalists arrested as former PM returns to appeal conviction

Sharif loyalists arrested as former PM returns to appeal conviction

"Despite seeing the bars of prison in front of my eyes, I am going to Pakistan", Sharif told Pakistani journalists this week in London, where he vowed to re-assert "civilian supremacy". The two were in London visiting Sharif's ailing wife when a Pakistani court convicted them of corruption and sent them to prison.

"She (Kulsoom) has opened her eyes after exactly one month". Don't know if she saw or registered us. Still not conscious and on the ventilator.

Sources said for taking out any rally in Lahore or elsewhere PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif or anybody else would have to seek prior permission of the deputy commissioner. "I'll be taken straight to jail".

Former PML-N minister Muhammad Balighur Rehman.

Muhammad Mehdi, the party's media coordinator, told Reuters that almost 500 workers had been detained in a "massive crackdown", including raids on the homes of a number of some of the party's local councillors.

While a report quoting unidentified officials said Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Sharif would be arrested in Abu Dhabi, local daily Dawn said they will be arrested on arrival in Lahore.

Nawaz Sharif, who was convicted in absentia last week of corruption and sentenced to 11 years in jail, commenced his journey to homeland from the city's Heathrow Airport late on Thursday.

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A special National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team will make the arrest and take them to Lahore.

In case of inclement weather in Lahore, his flight could be diverted to Islamabad.

Meanwhile, the caretaker Punjab administration has stepped up its crackdown on PML-N's workers. The chief minister's plane is being kept at the Lahore airport.

"Sharifs will come back on Friday", he said as he brushed aside the rumours of their flight cancellation.

Late on Wednesday night, police stormed workers" homes and took them into custody for 30 days to thwart the PML-N's "welcome' procession. This permission was necessary as per the Election Commission of Pakistan's Code of Conduct for the elections.

Lamenting that the party is not being allowed to campaign and is "being pushed against the wall", Shehbaz said, "No one complain to me later if we are not given a level playing field". "We will not accept the results of the July 25 polls if pre-poll rigging is not stopped", said Nawaz Sharif's brother Shahbaz Sharif.

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