Deposed Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz are expected to land in Lahore on Friday evening following the accountability court’s verdict in Avenfield Reference case.
Nawaz was sentenced in absentia last week to 10 years in prison by a corruption court over the purchase of high-end properties in London, dealing a serious blow to his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party’s bid weeks ahead of the July 25 polls.
Meanwhile, Twitter erupted as the deposed premier and his daughter reached Abu Dhabi.
PML-N workers in Lahore sacrificed a goat hoping for their leader’s safe return.
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) on their official Twitter account called it a “good omen”.
Notables called out the arrest of PML-N workers and situation grows tense in Lahore.
Others lauded the courage of the Sharif clan.
There are those who are critical and curious just as anyone else.