Sharif has been sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of eight million pounds has been slapped on him in the Avenfield reference case while his daughter was sentenced to seven years of jail and fined two million pounds by the accountability court.More news: Liverpool-supporting Tranmere player brands Loris Karius 'f****** s***' after latest error
Safdar's name has been added to the blacklist; he now can not leave the country.
Speaking to reporters in London, the three-time prime minister said that he and his daughter would land in Lahore and decide their future strategy once they arrive in Pakistan. The party planned the rally a day earlier but did not disclose that Mr Safdar would join it, he said. The judge chose to refer the matter to the Islamabad High Court (IHC) which has the authority to transfer cases to another court, and adjourned the hearing until July 12.More news: Turkey's Erdogan sworn in with new powers, names son-in-law finance minister
Sharif and Maryam will face arrest on arrival in Pakistan just before the election, in which his party is in a tight race with opposition figure Imran Khan's party. The PML-N media cell today shared an audio recording of Safdar saying he would surrender to authorities today on the directives of the party leadership. "He is proved guilty, convicted and corrupt person who is posing himself as a pious person, which is contrary to his claim as he has proven assets beyond known sources of income which come under the purview of corruption under NAB Ordinance 1999", said an official handout issued by the bureau. "We will make sure that Sharif and Maryam do not leave the airport and arrested there", he said.
Sharif's son-in-law Capt (retd.) M Safdar who has been given one-year jail term for not cooperating with NAB, and aiding and abetting Sharif and Maryam has been arrested and sent to Adiala Jail, Rawalpindi.More news: Zsa Zsa, the world's ugliest dog, has died
"Our workers can not be stopped by any hurdle", she said.