Wednesday, 19 September, 2018

Pakistan police arrest Sharif's supporters to 'avoid violence'

Imran Khan addresses a public meeting in Bisham on Tuesday. — Dawn Imran Khan addresses a public meeting in Bisham on Tuesday. — Dawn
Steven Clarke | 13 July, 2018, 03:20

Sharif, ousted by the Supreme Court for corruption last July, was convicted in absentia last week and sentenced to 10 years.

Airports Security Force (ASF) and law enforcing agencies reviewed the security arrangements.

The meeting will review the overall situation pertaining to the return of former prime minister.

On the other hand, the country's judiciary, as well as other major state institutions, not only deny Sharif's claims but also assert that PML-N's leadership has failed to curb corruption in its party's ranks, which became the reason for his recent ouster from the prime minister's office.

However, speaking on Nawaz Sharif's arrest, his mother Shamim Akhtar said that those at fault fear Allah.

"He is convicted, so he has to be arrested first and can not be allowed to roam around in the city", Zafar said.

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Replying to a query, he said that they have numerous sacrifices in the war against terrorism and the saluted to those who had laid down their lives in the way.

Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, the NAB Chairman, has warned that strict action will be taken against anyone who obstructs the arrest of the PML-N leaders.

Prior to his departure, Sharif had said his wife finally opened her eyes for a few seconds - something he had revealed a day prior that he wished for.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) disclosed that it had arranged two helicopters to shift the father-daughter duo to Central Jail Rawalpindi - the Adiala prison - immediately as they land in Lahore. "It is incorrect to say that only certain people are facing accountability". There are already reports that the caretaker government is beginning a crackdown against the workers of the PML-N ahead of Sharif's return on Friday.

The police arrested 300 party workers late on Wednesday and are looking for 300 more activists, the newspaper reported.

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