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'Aware of arrest on arrival, Sharif tells Pakistan ‘I am doing this for you’

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 13 July 2018, 16:41 IST

Pakistan former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is about to reach Lahore and amidst the news of the immediate arrest on arrival, Lahore is on lockdown. Sharif and daughter Maryam have been sentenced 10-year and 7-year imprisonment respectively and would be arrested on arrival. This judgement came in connection to the Panama Papers investigation.

Nawaz was in London along with daughter Maryam looking after wife, Kulsoom, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in London. Till filing of reports, they were at Abu Dhabi airport.

Pakistan is all set to have its general election on July 25. Ahead of the election Sharif’s party, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) said that they will protest and march to the airport in defiance of a ban on all public rallies.

Nearly 300 leaders and workers were arrested on Thursday in a crackdown ahead of Sharif's arrival.  Some 10,000 personnel are deployed at every nook and corner of the city.

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First published: 13 July 2018, 13:08 IST