ISLAMABAD: The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has organized two helicopters for shifting former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz to Islamabad, after arresting them upon arrival in nation, sources knowledgeable Geo News late Wednesday.
The Cabinet Division has allotted two helicopters to the NAB for Friday, the day on which Nawaz and Maryam are anticipated to land at Lahore airport, in accordance to sources.
The sources mentioned that one chopper could be at Lahore airport, whereas the opposite could be in Islamabad, and the father-daughter duo could be arrested upon touchdown at both of the two airports.
They mentioned the NAB had requested the Ministry of Interior for offering the choppers, however the ministry didn’t have the helicopters.
At this, the Cabinet Division offered the NAB with helicopters reserved for the prime minister, in accordance to sources.
Interestingly, the helicopter Nawaz had been utilizing whereas being the prime minister would take him to Adiala jail.
Earlier, DG NAB Lahore Shahzad Saleem had written a letter to Chairman NAB Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal requesting helicopter be offered to switch the two high-profile figures.
The letter learn rally will likely be held in Lahore on the arrival of the previous premier, in accordance to sources, which can create difficulties in arresting the father-daughter duo.
The regulation and order scenario in Lahore might also deteriorate due to the rally, it mentioned.
Prior to that, the sources had mentioned that the father-daughter duo will likely be arrested from Lahore airport following their arrival on July 13 and will likely be immediately moved to Adiala Jail.
The sources had mentioned the accountability court docket choose would even be requested to full the executive procedures on the jail.
The father-daughter duo, presently in London with Nawaz’s ailing spouse, Kulsoom Nawaz, is scheduled to return to Pakistan on Friday, July 13.
Their names have additionally been positioned on the Exit Control List (ECL), Interior Ministry sources knowledgeable Geo News on Tuesday.
Last week, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to a complete of 11 years in jail and slapped a £eight million tremendous (Rs1.three billion) within the Avenfield properties reference, whereas his daughter Maryam was sentenced to eight years with a £2 million tremendous (Rs335 million).
Additionally, Nawaz’s son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar has been given a one yr sentence with none tremendous.
NAB shifted Captain (retd) Safdar Awan to Adiala Jail after he was offered in an accountability court docket in Islamabad on Monday.
The son-in-law of the deposed prime minister was arrested by the anti-graft physique on Sunday.