14 Jul '18, 4am

Pakistan ex-PM Sharif arrested as he arrives home ahead of polls

Pakistan ex-PM Sharif arrested as he arrives home ahead of polls

Former Pakistan premier Nawaz Sharif was arrested on his return to the country Friday, where he faces 10 years in prison for corruption, ahead of already tense elections his party claims are being rigged. Sharif and his daughter Maryam "have been arrested" by corruption authorities "with immediate effect and till further orders", according to a statement from the Islamabad city administration. They landed in Lahore and were then taken to the capital, the statement said. An anti-corruption official confirmed the arrests to AFP on condition of anonymity. Sharif, who claims he is being targeted by the country's powerful security establishment, is fighting for his political life as his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party limps into the final weeks of campaigning ahead of nationwide polls on July 25. Some 15,000 singing and dancing supporters lined the Mall, Lahore's mai...

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