Nawaz Sharif, Maryam move from Abu Dhabi International Airport

The ex Punjab CM says Imran Khan is in habit of telling lies day and night

He further said it is very painful for him to see Prime Minister Narendra Modi attending G20 summit and all we can do is watch.

Nawaz and Maryam, convicted by an anti-graft court in Islamabad on July 6, were sentenced to 10 and seven years, respectively, in the Avenfield reference.

Sharif's PML-N expects a groundswell of support as he returns from London, where his wife Kulsoom is critically ill and undergoing cancer treatment. Nawaz and Maryam will be flying from Abu Dhabi to Lahore on Etihad Airways flight EY243.

Flights that were to arrive at Islamabad airport this morning have been diverted to Lahore airport. Containers have been placed on the roads.

Shehbaz Sharif and other senior leaders of the PML-N were visibly angry over the police crackdown on their party workers during a press conference held in Lahore on Thursday afternoon.

A police official who asked not to be identified said more than 100 PML-N workers had been detained.

Dozens of PML-N activists were arrested earlier this week and appeared in court on Wednesday, accused of plotting unrest to coincide with Sharif's return.

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But Ivan Perisic equalized in the 68th after getting his foot to ball before England defender Kyle Walker could head it away. The Daily Mail posted an image of Southgate and Harry Kane with the caption: "Yes, it all ended in tears".

Recent opinion polls suggest PML-N has lost its lead nationally to the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party of arch-rival Khan, whose anti-corruption message has resonated with many Pakistanis. The case pertains to the purchase of Avenfield apartments through offshore companies, the beneficial owner of which was Maryam. A second stint in power was ended by a military coup in 1999, prompting a period in jail for Sharif and years in exile in London.

The authorities have also suspended the metro bus service ahead of the Sharif's arrival, leaving commuters in limbo.

The military, which has ruled the nuclear-armed country for nearly half its history and ended Sharif's second stint in power in 1999 in a bloodless coup, denies involvement.

Sharif's return comes at a time of dwindling fortunes for his party, which one year ago was considered a run-away favourite to retain power. He was ousted from his third term as prime minister by the Supreme Court of Pakistan past year following a corruption investigation and banned from politics for life but remains a powerful symbol for his ruling party.

"Everyone is involved in this blatant rigging from the caretaker Punjab chief minister to the caretaker interior minister and police officials", the PML-N president asserted, as he warned the officials concerned of "fair judgement" if the PML-N is voted to power again.

Khan has also denied colluding with the military.

PML-N leaders say authorities have begun a crackdown against union council leaders, the street-level party workers who bring out people on the streets, detaining hundreds of workers over the last 36 hours.

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