If he's jailed, will accompany him: Nawaz Sharif's mother

Former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz

Former premier Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz

He further said it is very painful for him to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending G20 summit and all we can do is watch.

Maryam was sentenced to seven years of jail and fined £2 million by the Accountability Court.

Kulsoom Nawaz, whose health has been described as "highly critical" by doctors, has been undergoing treatment at the Harley Street Clinic in London.

They landed at Abu Dhabi airport this afternoon for a stopover.

NAB has acquired two helicopters-one at Lahore's Allama Iqbal International Airport and the other at the New Islamabad International Airport to transport the two convicts.

Authorities have mobilised more than 10,000 police officers ahead of their arrival and plan to block roads with shipping containers to shut down the city of Lahore.

PML-N loyalists have said they will march to the airport in defiance of a ban on all public rallies.

Pakistan's media regulator has ordered television channels to stop live telecast of briefings of political leaders containing "defamatory and derogatory content" ahead for former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif's return to the country on Friday, NDTV reported.

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A police official who asked not to be identified said more than 100 PML-N workers had been detained.

Reacting to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief's statement, Aurangzeb said, "Imran Khan using the term donkeys for PML-N workers is condemnable". The case pertains to the purchase of Avenfield apartments through offshore companies, the beneficial owner of which was Maryam. For this, she has been sentenced to an additional year in the jail.

"But I'm returning to Pakistan leaving my sick wife behind", he vowed.

"The trust deeds produced by the accused Maryam Nawaz were also found bogus", the verdict read.

The military, which has ruled Pakistan for about half its history since 1947, has denied interfering in modern-day politics.

Sharif's return comes at a time of dwindling fortunes for his party, which one year ago was considered a run-away favourite to retain power.

Sharif, who was disqualified by the Supreme Court previous year in the Panama Papers case, is now the supremo of the PML-N.

PML-N leaders say authorities have begun a crackdown against union council leaders, the street-level party workers who bring out people on the streets, detaining hundreds of workers over the last 36 hours. His brother Shehbaz became PML-N's president, but Sharif remains the power behind the throne.

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