Sharif, daughter on way to face jail

London, July 13: Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, both sentenced to long jail terms in Avenfield properties corruption case, are due to return home from London on Friday to begin their prison sentence. Authorities deployed 10,000 policemen and blocked several roads in Lahore hours ahead of their arrival. “The authorities have ordered the police to help the National Accountability Bureau in arresting Sharif and his daughter when they arrive here. So of course police will help in this regard,” senior Lahore police officer Shehzad Akbar told Efe news. The three-time Prime Minister was ousted from office last year after a corruption investigation.

He was sentenced in absentia to 10 years last week over his family’s ownership of four luxury flats in London. His daughter and son-in-law Captain (retired) Muhammad Safdar Awan were sentenced for seven years and one year respectively. (IANS)

Sharif’s grandsons arrested

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s grandsons have been arrested for allegedly punching a demonstrator during a scuffle outside their house here, the Metropolitan Police said. According to Dawn online, initial reports said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz’s (PML-N) opponents had gathered outside the Avenfield residence where a protester was believed to have hurled abuses at Sharif’s grandsons Junaid Safdar and Zakaria Hussain, prompting them to lose their cool. (IANS)