Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif will arrive back in Pakistan today around 9pm.           

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader and his daughter departed from London late Thursday and have presently reached Abu Dhabi , from where they are expected to reach Lahore around 4pm. 

He posted in a video message posted on Twitter, saying, "I have done all that I could. I know I have been sentenced for 10 years and that I will be taken straight to prison." 

He continued, "please support me and walk with me at every step. We must change the country’s future. This opportunity will not come again." 

He added, "I have to tell the Pakistani nation that I am doing this for them. I am giving this sacrifice for your coming generations...for Pakistan’s future."

Moreover, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has disclosed that it has arranged two helicopters, expected to shift the father-daughter duo to Adiala jail in Rawalpindi as soon as they land. NAB has deployed two teams each at Lahore and Islamabad airports for the purpose. 

Justice (retired) Javed Iqbal, Chairman NAB, has warned that strict action will be taken against anyone who obstructs the arrest of PML-N leaders. The PML-N, however, has claimed that it will only take out a peaceful rally to the airport to welcome its leader. 

The chairman has also issued directions that the bureau will follow court orders and has summoned an emergency meeting in this regard today.