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Nawaz Sharif arrested at Lahore airport

Nawaz Sharif arrested at Lahore airport

QUETTA: Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam, sentenced to jail for corruption, were arrested within minutes of landing at Lahore airport on Friday night. They are expected to be flown to Rawalpindi. Over 10,000 policemen are posted in the city to check against any trouble or show of strength by supporters for the homecoming of the three-time prime minister, who wants to mobilise his party ahead of elections on July 25. The administration has ordered that mobile phones will be shut in the city from 3 pm to 12 am.

Earlier on Friday at least 90 people, including a top nationalist leader, were killed and more than 180 others injured as powerful bomb blasts targeted two separate election rallies in Pakistan, the deadliest in a string of attacks on candidates ahead of the July 25 polls. Militants targeted a gathering of the Balochistan Awami Party (BAP) leader Siraj Raisani in Mastung area of Balochistan province.

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