Sharif, Maryam face arrest on arrival

Sharif, Maryam face arrest on arrival

Khan also used the venue to criticize former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was sentenced to 10 years in prison in absentia last week by an anti-graft tribunal over the purchase of luxury apartments in London.

Following the sentencing in Pakistan of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on corruption charges related to four London properties, the UK must now investigate those assets and no longer provide a safe haven for Sharif and his family, says Transparency International UK.

Safdar's name was also placed on the black list, which means he would be barred from leaving the country. He further added that Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz are returning Pakistan on July 13.

It has been reported that Nawaz Sharif is now in London and has regularly been visiting the United Kingdom during the trial.

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.

Earlier, while talking to the media, Maryam Nawaz had said that Nawaz Sharif's decision to return to serve his sentence will rewrite history.

"This is not the 1970s or 80s; the more you try to cover up [the facts] the more you will be exposed", the PML-N leader added.

Mr Sharif has said that he is not afraid of going to jail.

Meanwhile, the NAB has chose to request the caretaker government to provide a helicopter to it so that it can shift Sharif and Maryam to Islamabad after their arrival at the Lahore airport on July 14.

"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. Meanwhile, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurenzeb said Sharif and Maryam will arrive in Lahore on Friday via Abu Dhabi on a foreign airline.

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