Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz will be directly moved to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi after their arrival in Lahore on Friday (July 13).

According to the sources, Director General (DG) National Accountability Bureau (NAB) Lahore has sought permission through a letter from Chairman NAB for moving both father and daughter to Adiala jail via helicopter. 

Director General NAB Lahore, Shehzad Saleem, through his letter, requested the NAB chairman to provide helicopter for transferring the two high-profile figures. .

Furthermore, the letter said that an expected rally will be held in Lahore on the arrival of the former prime minister, which may create difficulties in arresting the father-daughter duo.

It added that the law and order situation in Lahore may also deteriorate because of the rally.

The sources further informed that Nawaz and Maryam will be arrested from the airport, adding that the NAB Chairman will contact the Ministries of Interior and Defence for providing a helicopter.

Earlier, on July 6, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was sentenced to a total of 11 years in prison and slapped a £8 million fine (Rs1.3 billion) in the Avenfield properties reference, while his daughter Maryam was sentenced to eight years with a £2 million fine (Rs335 million).

The NAB shifted has also shifted Captain (retired) Safdar Awan, son-in-law of Nawaz Sharif, to the Adiala jail after he was earlier presented in an accountability court in Islamabad on Monday (July 9).