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Heavy security deployment ahead of Sharif’s return to Pakistan

Sharif's daughter Maryam too is facing a 7-year sentence

It is getting tense in Lahore of Pakistan as the former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is on his way to city to court arrest.

The city is said to be on a lockdown as Nawaz Sharif is to return from London.

On arrival, he and his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif are likely to be arrested.

Sharif has been awarded a 10-year sentence by an anti-corruption court in connection with the Panama Papers investigation.

The Sharif’s daughter Maryam too is facing a 7-year sentence.

They are likely to land in Lahore after which they will be taken to Islamabad most probably in a helicopter.

Ahead of the July 25 general elections in the country, Sharif’s party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) has said they will march to the airport in defiance of a ban on all public rallies.

Over 300 leaders and workers were arrested on Thursday in a crackdown ahead of their arrival. At least 10,000 personnel are deployed across the city today.

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