LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam were still in Abu Dhabi Friday as their flight faced an unspecified delay.
The PML-N supremo and his daughter had landed earlier in the day for a brief stay in Abu Dhabi. The reason for delay could not be ascertained.
On the other hand, a team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has also reached Abu Dhabi to arrest Nawaz and Maryam.
NAB team will keep Nawaz and Maryam in Adiala Jail for one day and then will shift tem to Attock Fort.
As per details garnered, National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team headed by Amjad Ali, comprising 16 members including police women, is handed over the responsibility to arrest Nawaz and Maryam.
The arrangements for the shifting of the Avenfield reference convicts to Adiala jail through helicopter have been completed, while a letter has also been dispatched to accountability court (AC) judge Muhammad Bashir to reach Adiala jail on July 13.
The father-daughter duo left for Pakistan last night on a private airline flight EY-018.
Last Friday, an accountability court in Pakistan sentenced Nawaz Sharif to 10 years, his daughter Maryam to seven years and son-in-law, Muhammad Safdar to one-year imprisonment in a corruption case named Avenfield Apartment reference.
The sentences, delivered in absentia, against Nawaz Sharif and his daughter who is widely seen as his political heir, have dealt a blow to their Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party. Since then, rumors have been doing the rounds in Islamabad’s power corridors suggesting the duo wouldn’t come back to avoid arrest.