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Security beefed up in Lahore ahead of Nawaz, Maryam arrival

LAHORE (Muslim Times) – Security has been beefed up in provincial capital Lahore ahead of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz return from London.

Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz are expected to reach at the Allama Iqbal International Airport at 6:16pm today (Friday) on a private airline flight.

Security agencies and traffic police have devised traffic plans to implement an effective security strategy ahead of PML-N leaders arrival in the city.

Additional police force has been deployed at all sensitive government buildings and main roads in the city while police petrol in various areas has also been increased.

Police and city administration have blocked all roads going to airport by placing containers to bar PML-N workers and leaders to reach airport to welcome father-daughter duo.

The city administration has also dispatched containers to block roads at more than 50 points in the city.

All national highways and motorway will be closed ahead of former prime minsiter Nawaz Sharif nad Maryam Nawaz arrival from London.

Nawaz Sharif, thrice removed from office, was convicted in a corruption ruling and sentenced to 11 years in prison over his family’s purchase of luxury apartments in London. Nawaz’s daughter, Maryam, was sentenced to eight years in prison after investigators found her guilty of submitting forged documents. They will be arrested on arrival at the Lahore airport.

According to 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, who are coming from London after inquiring health of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, to Adiala jail through helicopter have been completed while a letter has also been dispatched to accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir to reach Adiala jail on July 13.

Caretaker interior minister has also warned of taking strict action against those violating section-144.

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