Pakistani authorities arrest son-in-law of ousted premier Sharif

Section 144 to be imposed at Lahore airport before Sharif's arrival

Section 144 to be imposed at Lahore airport before Sharif's arrival

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter will return to Pakistan on Friday to face jail and win support of the masses against his tribulation.

Maryam confirmed to the media in London on Sunday that her father and she would land in Lahore on July 13. Her husband, Mohammad Safdar, was handed one year after being found guilty of abetment.

National Accountability Court (NAB) on Monday shifted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Captain (r) Safdar to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi, after he was presented in the accountability court.

Sharif and his daughter are now in London, where the former prime minister's wife is undergoing cancer treatment.

NAB officials took Safdar into custody after he appeared at a party rally in Rawalpindi.

His daughter Maryum Nawaz Sharif is also arriving with him for offering their arrests to NAB authorities at Lahore Airport.

As some of them gained access to the apartment, one protester threw a shopping cart at Aijaz Gul, a member of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz's (PML-N) United Kingdom unit.

The law enforcement agencies have prepared a security plan as per which, Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz will be sent to Islamabad on another plane immediately after their arrival at Lahore airport.

Three cases were filed against Sharif and his family in September a year ago following his disqualification by the Supreme Court on July 28, 2017 in the Panama Papers case.

She has accused the military establishment and judiciary of targeting the Sharif family in a series of tweets since the verdict, Pakistan's first historic corruption conviction of a top politician.

The Sharif family say they legitimately bought the properties.

She said the nation was behind her father as they planned to return, whereas others chose to fly out of the country with excuses like "backache", in an obvious reference to Pervez Musharraf.