Maryam Nawaz Sharif says goodbye to her kids ahead of her arrest

Sharif loyalists arrested as former PM returns to appeal conviction

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif moved from UAE's Abu Dhabi International Airport.

Nawaz's son-in-law, captain (retired) Safdar was awarded one-year jail term.

Both quickly vowed to return to appeal and though neither can stand in the July 25 general election, the PML-N hopes their appearance can galvanise a campaign which has seen them lose ground to the party of cricketer-turned politician Imran Khan.

Mr Sharif and Maryam have gone to London on June 15 to spend Eid with Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who has been battling throat cancer for the last few months.

They landed at Abu Dhabi airport this afternoon for a stopover.

Meanwhile, flights that were to arrive at Islamabad airport this morning have been diverted to Lahore airport.

A larger number of impounded containers have been dispatched at more than 50 points in the city, including Thokar Niaz Baig, Multan Road, Ghari Shahu, Davis Road, Band Road, Lakshmi Chowk, Babu Sabu Interchange, Mazang Chungi, Model Town- Link Road, Bhatta Chowk, Cantt Entrance, Shahdara Chowk, Azaadi Flyover, Raiwand Road, Ring Road, Airport & Surrounding Areas, Yateem Khana Chowk and All Interchanges of main cities of Punjab on Motorway M2 towards Lahore, to block the roads.

On the other hand, the caretaker government's information minister, Ali Zafar, announced on July 12 that Mr Sharif and his daughter will be arrested at the airport and will not be allowed to speak to the public.

Party officials say the police have started a crackdown against them, detaining hundreds of workers in the early hours on Friday.

Sharif was ordered jailed after failing to explain how the family acquired the London flats in a case stemming from 2016 Panama Papers revelations that showed they owned the apartments through off-shore companies. For this, she has been sentenced to an additional year in the jail.

"I hear a fake Mandela is coming to Pakistan".

"The trust deeds produced by the accused Maryam Nawaz were also found bogus", the verdict read.

The military, which has ruled the nuclear-armed country for nearly half its history and ended Sharif's second stint in power in 1999 in a bloodless coup, denies involvement. It is time to end the war that has been going on for 70 years.

Calling PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif a conman, the PTI chief had said that anyone with a living conscience would not vote for PML-N. Many PML-N lawmakers have also defected to Khan's party.

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