Nawaz Sharif arrested on arrival in Pakistan

Pakistan’s former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was arrested in Lahore airport on Friday as he returned to face a 10-year prison sentence which he claimed was part of a wide-ranging, military-backed conspiracy to deny his party a second term in an election due on 25 July.The deadliest attack in Pakistan’s troubled election campaign has killed more than 120 people, including a candidate, as disgraced former prime minister Nawaz Sharif returned home to face arrest.Mr Sharif returned late on Friday from London along with his daughter Maryam to face a 10-year prison sentence on corruption charges.Maryam Sharif faces seven years in jail.He was taken into custody to serve his sentence, however he is expected to appeal and seek bail. It wasn’t clear when his appeal would be filed but he has until Monday.Media player: “Space” to play, “M” to mute, “left” and “right” to seek.



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