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Plan finalized for Nawaz, Maryam’s arrest

LAHORE (Muslim Times) – The plan to arrest former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz has been finalized.

As per the details, as many as 22 officials of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) and 100 Elite Commandos will be deputed at the Allama Iqbal International Airport.

The arrangements for the shifting of the 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.

On the other hand, PML-N leader Hamza Shehbaz declared the July 13 even bigger than the event of forthcoming general elections.

He appealed whole nation to come out of their houses to give rousing welcome to the former PM.

Earlier, the federal government had given the green signal to authorities to shift former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter to prison via helicopter.

NAB Lahore Director General Shahzad Saleem had formally requested bureau chairman Justice (r) Javed Iqbal that Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz be shifted to Adiala jail from airport via helicopter immediately upon their arrival.

The decision was taken at a meeting presided over by the interior secretary. The participats also reviewed security arrangements pertaining to Nawaz’s arrival in Lahore.

The interim provincial government has been given the task to ensure foolproof security at the Lahore airport. Immigration authorities will hand over the convicts to NAB men.

The decision to present them before the corruption court will be taken in light of security situation. Authorities have also decided to obtain their judicial remand in prison in case any security issue emerges.

Nawaz and his daughter would return to Pakistan on July 13 from London where they are tending to the veteran leader’s wife, Kulsoom, who is being treated for cancer and is in a coma after suffering a heart attack last month.

The former premier s son-in-law was arrested on Sunday. Captain (retired) Safdar, who was given a one-year jail by the corruption court handed himself in, NAB said in a statement.

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