Convicted son-in-law of Nawaz Sharif held in Rawalpindi

Frederick Owens
July 13, 2018

Maryam Nawaz's husband Captain (R) Safdar has already been arrested by National Accountability Bureau's (NAB) investigation team from Rawalpindi. A clash broke out between Nawaz Sharif's Pakistan Muslim League (N) party members and agitated PTI protestors after the incident. The sentences will run concurrently which means the former prime minister will serve 10 years in jail.

The accountability court pleaded the apex court for a four-week extension in its request.

A NAB official said taking both the convicts to Islamabad from the Lahore airport by road may require "elaborate security arrangements".

According to the media reports, Safdar's name was also added to the "blacklist" of the Interior Ministry, barring him from leaving Pakistan through any airport or land or sea route.

The accountability court Islamabad on Friday last handed down 10 and 7 years rigorous imprisonment to Sharif and Maryam respectively in the Avenfield properties corruption case filed by the NAB.

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There was a heavy police presence outside the Federal Judicial Complex in Islamabad, where the court is located.

While they will not face any difficulty in coming to Pakistan, they are expected to be arrested during the immigration process at the airport as per standard procedure for all those placed on the ECL, Geo TV reported. He was arrested yesterday after he dramatically resurfaced in the garrison city of Rawalpindi to lead a rally of supporters.

She said, "People fly out of the country to evade punishment but we are returning to face it".

Accountability bureau had earlier issued a notification stating that Safdar was hiding in his hometown Mansehra, while raids were being conducted in Abbottabad and Haripur for his arrest.

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