Published: Fri, July 13, 2018
Global News | By Blake Casey

Nawaz, Maryam begin journey back home to face prison

Nawaz, Maryam begin journey back home to face prison

The PML-N Supreme leader said the nation should remember the debacle Pakistan had to face due to conspiracies and East Pakistan was separated again the conspiracies can be felt in the air, now is the time to reveal the facts before the masses.

Hussain Nawaz was talking to media about her mother's current condition, he said, "After exactly one month, she [my mother] has opened her eyes. Those who were behind conspiracies against me and my government will be exposed", he said.

The ousted premier, who can be seen sitting in an aeroplane in the video, further urged the people of Pakistan to support him. They will stop in Abu Dhabi for a couple of hours before departing on flight EY-243 and arrive in Lahore at 6 pm today.

A Pakistani accountability court on Friday sentenced Sharif in absentia to 10 years in prison for corrupt practices linked to his family's purchase of upscale London flats.

Nawaz Sharif's brother Shahbaz Sharif, who is the president of the Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz), is expected to lead a rally to Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport to receive the two, Dawn reported.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has already announced that the father-daughter duo will be arrested as soon as their aircraft lands in Lahore and will be sent to Islamabad on a helicopter.

"He is convicted, so he has to be arrested first and can not be allowed to roam around in the city", Zafar said.

Earlier, the administration of Lahore advised PML-N leadership to abstain from holding public gatherings in the metropolis.

Warning the interim Punjab chief minister, Dr Hasan Askari "not to cross the lines", Shehbaz vowed "to go to the airport to welcome our leader, come what may".

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According to Lahore's City Traffic Officer, the plan will be executed before the rally of the PML-N, while more than 200 wardens will be deputed to maintain the flow of the traffic.

"Nawaz really believes this is about democracy and his legacy", Musadik Malik, Sharif ally and former PML-N cabinet minister, told Reuters.

"No logic can defend the 30-day detention of our workers", Shehbaz upheld.

Former PML-N minister Muhammad Balighur Rehman. "When I had talked about (taking certain measures) they termed it news leaks", he said, and added that ever since his expulsion, the country's economy had suffered a lot and Pakistani currency had been devalued.

"Section 144 has been imposed for us while Imran Khan has been permitted to hold a rally in Defence Housing Authority", he said, adding, "You can do all the rigging you want, we will still win the July 25 polls".

"The caretaker setup is a salaried puppet", he said.

"Referring to the Avenfield reference verdict against him he stated, "'it is written in the verdict that Nawaz has not done any corruption and no proof of corruption found against him".

Sharif said that former dictator Gen. Pervez Musharraf, who abrogated the constitution of Pakistan twice, remains at large and no one has the power to bring him back.

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