Nawaz Sharif, daughter arrested at Lahore airport, sent to jail

On Friday, former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam were arrested after minutes their Etihad Airways flight from Abu Dhabi landed at Lahore airport.

 

The duo, sentenced to jail in absentia for corruption, was handcuffed and flown to Islamabad in a smaller aircraft.

 

 

More than 10,000 security personnel have been deployed in Lahore, prohibitory orders imposed and mobile phone services blocked to check against any trouble.

 

Nawaz Sharif’s party, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, or PML-N, had planned a huge show of strength near the city’s Allama Iqbal airport for Sharif’s homecoming but weren’t allowed to reach anywhere close.

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