The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has arranged two helicopters for the arrests of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, Maryam, upon their landing tomorrow (July 13) from London. news sources
The NAB intends to position one of the two helicopters at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport and the other at the new Islamabad International Airport, prepared to arrest the two PML-N pioneers instantly in the wake of arriving in Pakistan.
Further, a 16-member team has been framed to remain in position to arrest the ex-premier and his daughter. Of these, nine would be from the NAB itself and the rest will be cops. The NAB has additionally exhorted officers at its HQ to remain on alert.
Prior, it was accounted for that the Cabinet Division had apportioned two helicopters to the NAB. Shahzad Saleem, the executive general at the NAB for Lahore, had composed a letter to Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, the director, to ask for a helicopter be given to exchange the two prominent denounced.
Earlier, DG NAB Lahore has written a letter to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) chief, Justice (retd) Javed Iqbal, requested NAB chairman to provide a helicopter for shifting the two high-profile figures, who were sentenced last week for 11 and eight years of imprisonment in the Avenfield properties reference. NAB chairman had forwarded the letter to the interim government who then provided the helicopter, the source added.
The letter also emphasized that rally will be staged in Lahore upon the arrival of the former prime minister, which will likely result in due impediments in arresting Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz.
Resultantly, law and order situation in the city may also deteriorate because of the rally, it said.
Furthermore, Nawaz and Maryam will be taken into custody the airport, and the chairman NAB will contact the Interior and Defence ministries for assigning a helicopter for the said purpose.
Sources add that NAB judge would also be given directives to be present in the administrative capacities at the prison.
Week ago Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to a period of 11 years in jail and slapped a £8 million fine (Rs1.3 billion) in the Avenfield properties reference, while his daughter Maryam was served eight years of imprisonment with a £2 million fine (Rs335 million). Moreover, Nawaz’s son-in-law Capt (retd) Safdar for one year in jail.
The NAB authorities have moved Captain (Rtd) Safdar to Adiyala after he was produced prior in a NAB court in Islamabad on Monday.