Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz will land in Lahore on Friday 13th July, 2018. Initially, the father and daughter duo were supposed to land in Islamabad, after which they would be transported to Adiala Jail – where Nawaz’s son in law is currently imprisoned.
“People fly out of the country to evade punishment but we are returning to face it,” stated a bold and undeterred Maryam Nawaz. She further praised her father as he “has set a new benchmark by offering his arrest.”
At a meeting chaired by Interior Secretary Yousef Naseem Khokar and attended by the Chief Secretary of Punjab it was decided that Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz would be detained upon arrival at Allama Iqbal International Airport. Meanwhile, Shabaz Sharif is planning to lead a rally for receiving his brother and neice. PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurenzeb claims, “Tens of thousands of people will gather in Lahore to welcome Mian Sahib and Maryam Bibi. It will be a peaceful rally”. On the contrary, former minister Khurram Dastagir said that July 13 would be a “historic day” and that “if any hurdles are created in the way for the workers, they will be removed”.
On hearing the news that Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz would be returning, the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan said, “I have heard that the father and daughter are returning to Pakistan next Friday. Come, by all means, but for God’s sake, Nawaz Sharif don’t try to become Nelson Mandela. ”