Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, who sentenced to 10 and 7 years in jail by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court in the Avenfield corruption case, were arrested at Lahore airport on Friday night. The atmosphere in Pakistan was tensed ahead of former Prime Minister’s arrival, who was convicted in a corruption scandal. The father-daughter duo was in London where the wife of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) is undergoing treatment in a hospital. Corruption cases against Nawaz Sharif had surfaced after Panama Papers leak a couple of years ago had exposed several leaders and renowned people across the world

Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan return LIVE updates: 

11:30 pm Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, who were earlier arrested at Lahore airport after they arrived from London, have been taken to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi.

9: 37pm |

9:15pm  | Flight carrying former Pak PM and his daughter Maryam lands in Lahore. As a precautionary measure, authorities have suspended mobile services in Lahore and nearby areas

9:12pm |  NAB officials had made alternate arrangements at Islamabad Airport to arrest Nawaz Sharif.

9:05pm | Protesters are clashing with security forces outside Lahore airport. Some protesters have managed to enter the airport.

8:54pm | A Pakistan based journalist on the Twitter handle has claimed that Etihad Airways carrying former Pak PM has not been diverted to Islamabad, it is still on its way to Lahore.

8:35pm | As per local reports, the situation is tense in Lahore as incidents of stone pelting have been erupted.


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