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

PML-N to hold rallies in London

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

Pakistan's National Accountability Bureau (NAB) on Sunday arrested former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's son-in-law Mohammed Safdar, from Bhabra Bazaar in Rawalpindi.

Upon being asked about her playing Benazir Bhutto's (BB) role, Maryam responded that she had the upmost respect for her and her struggle, but she is Maryam Nawaz, an independent identity, thus should not be compared to BB. The interior ministry has already placed their names on the Exit Control List.

He said the NAB would not allow Sharif to lead a rally.

While speaking to media in London earlier on Saturday, Maryam said she and her father would return to Pakistan on Friday - before the 10-day deadline for an appeal against the decision ends. Islamabad-based accountability court's judge Muhammad Bashir, who gave 10 years of rigorous imprisonment to 68-year-old Sharif in the Avenfield apartment case last week, was hearing the Al Azizia steel mills corruption case against him.

While they will not face any difficulty in coming to Pakistan, they are expected to be arrested during the immigration process at the airport as per standard procedure for all those placed on the ECL, Geo TV reported.

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

On 6 July 2018 Sharif was sentenced to ten years in prison for owning assets beyond his income, whilst his daughter received seven years for her role.

NAB officials have said they have obtained the necessary warrants in this regard and will arrest the duo when they land. "PML-N workers from across the country will gather in Lahore to welcome their leaders", she said.

"Let me make it clear that the law enforcement agencies will arrest Nawaz and Maryam at the airport to implement the court's order", he said.

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