Crackdown on PML-N ahead of Mian’s arrival
LAHORE: Authorities in Pakistan have launched a massive crackdown on the PML-N activists ahead of the arrival of its leader Nawaz Sharif in Lahore from London, arresting over 300 workers to stop the party’s planned rally at the airport on Friday to welcome him.
Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, who were convicted by a Pakistani court in the Avenfield Apartments case and sentenced to 10 and 7 years in jail respectively, boarded a foreign flight late on Thursday and are scheduled to arrive in Lahore via Abu Dhabi at 6.15 pm (local time) on Friday.
“Police have arrested more than 300 PML-N workers mostly from Lahore to stop us from welcoming our leader at the airport,” Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Marriyum Aurenzeb told PTI.
Such a massive crackdown on PML-N workers never happened even in the martial law regime, she said.
She said that despite all such tactics, the PML-N workers will reach the airport to give historic welcome to Sharif.