Why Maryam Nawaz Sharif's arrest today has become a headache for Pakistan

Former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz

Security has also been beefed up in the provincial capital ahead of PML-N leaders arrival.

She along with her father Nawaz Sharif will be arrested by NAB at UAE's Abu Dhabi Airport later this morning.

"But I'm returning to Pakistan leaving my sick wife behind", he vowed.

A Pakistani accountability court on Friday sentenced Sharif in absentia to 10 years in prison for corrupt practices linked to his family's purchase of upscale London flats. Attendees chanted "Nawaz Sharif, We Love You!" as he concluded his speech.

National Accountability Bureau chairperson Javed Iqbal has formed a 16-member team to arrest the two and shift them to Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi after producing them at the accountability court.

Before leaving for Pakistan from London, Maryam, said: "It is the most hard decision of our lives because my mother is on the ventilator and we don't know what happens next, their is no pain like that of leaving your mother behind in such situation but there's a national duty and we must make this important journey".

Shehbaz Sharif and other senior leaders of the PML-N were visibly angry over the police crackdown on their party workers during a press conference held in Lahore on Thursday afternoon.

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"Sharifs will come back on Friday", he said as he brushed aside the rumours of their flight cancellation.

According to Lahore's City Traffic Officer, the plan will be executed before the rally of the PML-N, while more than 200 wardens will be deputed to maintain the flow of the traffic.

Hearing a PML-N petition against the arrests today, Justice Anwarul Haq inquired from the provincial home secretary and police chief if they had a list of the detained individuals.

"No logic can defend the 30-day detention of our workers", Shehbaz upheld. The military denied the accusations saying their assistance in carrying out the elections was requested by Pakistan's Election Commission. "We will not accept the results of the July 25 polls if pre-poll rigging is not stopped", said Nawaz Sharif's brother Shahbaz Sharif.

"The caretaker setup is a salaried puppet", he said.

Like in all Punjab jails, there is a separate section for female prisoners in Adiala Jail, But sources said that it would be hard for the jail authorities to ensure proper security measures for Maryam Nawaz there.

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