The National Accountability Bureau had previously issued an arrest warrant that led to his detainment. Nawaz Sharif is presently serving a seven year sentence already for the Al-Azizia Mills corruption case at Kot Lakhpat jail.
An NAB prosecutor, Hafiz Asadullah Awan told a private news source on Thursday that Nawaz would be arrested for the Sugar Mills Case and would appear in court today, where the accountability watchdog will seek a 15-day physical remand for the ex-PM.
Routes leading to the accountability court have been closed ahead of Sharif’s arrival as party workers also arrive at the court.
Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawz, and nephew Yousaf Abbas have already been arrested by the NAB for the Sugar Mills Case and are on judicial remand until October 23.