Nawaz, Maryam taken into custody at Lahore airport; passports confiscated

Srinagar: The flight carrying former premier Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz landed at Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport around 8:45pm PST on Friday night and were taken into custody by National Accountability Bureau (NAB) officials around 9:25pm.

According to media reports, dozens of security officials entered the plane after it landed and asked other passengers to leave.

The duo’s passports were seized by a three-member Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team, and both were permitted to meet Begum Shamim Akhtar, Nawaz’s mother, in the Haj Lounge.

The two are now expected to be flown to Islamabad International Airport (IIA), either by a small plane or by helicopter. Upon landing at IIA, Nawaz and Maryam will either be flown to Adiala Jail or driven to Attock Jail.

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