Nawaz Sharif, Maryam arrested from Lahore airport, shifted to Adiala jail

Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, who were arrested after they arrived in Pakistan to face jail over “family corruption”, have been shifted to jails.

A 16-member team of National Accountability Bureau (NAB), awaiting the father-daughter duo at Allama Iqbal International Airport, took them into custody after immigration process as they arrived in the country a week after their conviction in the Avenfield reference pertaining to their luxury apartments in London.

They were then boarded onto a small private plane bound for Islamabad International Airport (IIA). The flight has left Lahore. Upon landing at IIA, Nawaz will be shifted to Adiala Jail while Maryam will be taken to Sihala rest house after having a medical checkup at Adiala jail.

Sihala rest house has been made sub-jail for the former first lady, Maryam Nawaz and notification in this regard has been issued.

Meanwhile, accountability court judge Muhammad Bashir has signed arrest warrants for the former prime minister and his daughter.

The flight from Abu Dhabi to Lahore took off around 5pm local time and landed in Pakistan at around 8:45pm PST. They

had left London a day earlier.

According to media reports, dozens of security officials entered the plane after it landed and asked other passengers to leave.

A Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team also confiscated the Sharifs’ passports.

Soon after their flight touched down at Lahore airport, an FIA team took the passports from the former premier and his daughter. Took them to Islamabad Old Airport in a charted flight from there they were taken to Jail.

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