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

13 July 2018, 09:40 | Erica Roy

The ex Punjab CM says Imran Khan is in habit of telling lies day and night

The ex Punjab CM says Imran Khan is in habit of telling lies day and night

Supporters of PML-N shout slogans after the sentencing decision against former PM Nawaz Sharif during a protest in Multan on July 7, 2018.

"Everyone is involved in this blatant rigging from the caretaker Punjab chief minister to the caretaker interior minister and police officials", the PML-N president asserted, as he warned the officials concerned of "fair judgement" if the PML-N is voted to power again.

Speaking on the bad state of Pakistan's economy, he said our economy is on the verge of decline, the stock exchange is going down, our reserves can support only one month's import now, our investors went back to London and Dubai wondering what would happen on 25 July in Pakistan.

"My children have been wrongly convicted; I won't let them go to jail; however, if they are sent to prison, I will go with them", she said.

The imminent arrest Friday evening of Maryam Nawaz Sharif, daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, is proving to be a headache for Pakistan's nodal anti-corruption body, according to reports in the country's media.

Police and city administration have blocked all roads leading to the Lahore airport by placing containers to bar PML-N workers and leaders to reach from welcoming the duo.

An accountability court has awarded 10 years to Mr Sharif and eight to his daughter in the Avenfield corruption reference verdict.

Party officials say the police have started a crackdown against them, detaining hundreds of workers in the early hours on Friday.


Khan has also denied colluding with the military.

Sharif's return comes at a time of dwindling fortunes for his party, which one year ago was considered a run-away favourite to retain power.

Since then, a host of his allies have been either disqualified by the courts, or face corruption cases.

PML-N has also been riven by internal divisions.

The kind of reception Sharif receives on the streets of Lahore will be viewed carefully in Pakistan, where political popularity is often measured by the size of rallies that politicians can attract.

The PML-N supremo further said he would render the sacrifice for the future generations of the country.

"Those who think they can scare us.open your ears and hear this: we are winning this election", Shehbaz Sharif told reporters in Lahore on Thursday.



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