LAHORE: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam have been taken into custody by the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials few minutes after their flight landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport on Friday night.
Nawaz Sharif is facing a 10-year prison sentence on corruption charges, whereas, his daughter Maryam was sentenced to seven years in prison.
The ex-premier s son-in-law is currently serving his one-year prison sentence on the same charge, which stems from the purchase of luxury apartments in Britain that the court said were bought with illegally gotten money.
Sharif is expected to appeal his conviction and seek bail against the 10-year jail term. Ahead of his return, police swept through Lahore, arresting scores of Sharif s PML-N workers to prevent them from greeting him at the airport.
In a video message reportedly from aboard his aircraft en route to Pakistan, Sharif said he was returning knowing he would be taken directly to prison.