Supporters of Nawaz Sharif clashed with police in Pakistan’s Punjab province as they tried to reach the airport where the former prime minister and his daughter Maryam were arrested on upon their return from London, prompting police to lob tear gas shells and use batons that left at least 50 people injured.
The country’s anti-graft body – National Accountability Bureau arrested Nawaz Sharif, 68, and his daughter Maryam in the Avenfield properties case. They were later taken to Islamabad and sent to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi.
Both Nawaz Sharif, the supremo of the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz, and Maryam have been sentenced by an accountability court to 10 and seven years in jail respectively, in the corruption case related to the Sharif family’s ownership of four luxury flats in London.
The former was found guilty of owning assets beyond known income, while his daughter was convicted for aiding and abetting her father in covering up.
“At least 50 people including 20 policemen…