Nawaz, Maryam to challenge Avenfield verdict today

Nawaz, Maryam to challenge Avenfield verdict today

The mob attempted to break the doors to the apartment of Sharif and his son, Hussain Nawaz.

Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport will be sealed on the arrival of ex-disqualified Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz.

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

The father-daughter duo, now in London with Sharif's ailing wife Kulsoom Nawaz, is expected to return to Pakistan on Friday.

The father-daughter duo was sentenced on Friday to 11 and eight years in prison and slapped £8-million and £2-million fines, respectively, in relation to the Avenfield properties reference filed by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) last year.

Sharif's son-in-law Capt (retd.) M Safdar who has been given one-year jail term for not cooperating with NAB, and aiding and abetting Sharif and Maryam has been arrested and sent to Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi.

No arrests have been made as yet, they said, adding that legal action will be initiated over the destruction to private property. "PML-N workers from across the country will gather in Lahore to welcome their leaders", she said.

"Since the road option may be hard for the authorities concerned with regard to provide security cover, a helicopter should be provided to the NAB to avoid problems in the arrest and shifting them (Nawaz and Maryam) to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi after producing them before the accountability court", the official said.

Last week, in a verdict which will echo across the political landscape of the country for decades, the accountability court hearing the Avenfield reference sentenced Nawaz to 10-years imprisonment and Maryam to seven years. Meanwhile, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurenzeb said Sharif and Maryam will arrive in Lahore on Friday via Abu Dhabi on a foreign airline.