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Maryam Nawaz arrested, Plane Carrying Lands in Islamabad

The plane carrying Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz landed at Islamabad airport and expected father-daughter duo will send to Adyala jail immediately after their arrival.
Accountability Court issued the arrest warrant of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz to send duo to prison while the court has appointed a magistrate who will hand over criminals to jail superintend.
The judge of Accountability Court Bashir Juma, who has sentenced Nawaz Sharif 10 years and Maryam Nawaz seven years in jail, and head of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) prosecution team Muzaffar Abbasi arrived in the judicial complex for expected appearance of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz.
Meanwhile, the media persons have been bared to enter in the judicial complex. Police cited that judge has given direction to not allow journalists to enter in the complex.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz were arrested after arriving in Lahore on Friday night, a week after being sentenced to prison in the Avenfield properties case.
A National Accountability Bureau (NAB) team took Nawaz and Maryam in its custody from the aircraft, while their passports were confiscated by officials of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA).
Shortly afterwards, the two were boarded on a separate special plane which took off for Islamabad. Nawaz and Maryam would later be transferred to the Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, sources said.
According to reports, the former premier and his daughter were cooperating with NAB officials.
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif along with daughter Maryam Nawaz has arrived in Lahore, a week after the two were handed down prison sentences in the Avenfield reference.
Nawaz and Maryam had departed from Abu Dhabi after their flight was delayed for over two hours. They had left London a day earlier.
A PML-N rally headed by party president Shehbaz Sharif is heading towards the Allama Iqbal Airport and is currently at Charing Cross.
The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) said it has arranged two helicopters, which are expected to shift the father-daughter duo to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi as soon as they land. NAB has also deployed two teams each at Lahore and Islamabad airports for this purpose.
NAB Chairman Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal has warned that strict action would be taken against anyone who obstructs the arrest of the PML-N leaders. The party, however, has claimed that it would only take out a peaceful rally at the airport to welcome its leader.