Twitter melts down over this picture of Nawaz, Maryam with Begum Kulsoom


The imminent arrest Friday evening of Maryam Nawaz Sharif, daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, is proving to be a headache for Pakistan's nodal anti-corruption body, according to reports in the country's media. But I am doing this for people of Pakistan, sacrificing for generations to come.

The picture shows Maryam breaking down into tears and Nawaz keeping his hands on Kulsoom's head.

In separate statements, Nawaz's children Maryam and Hussain said that their mother had opened her eyes for a few seconds exactly one month after losing consciousness and being placed on a ventilator.

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. [Begum Nawaz] is still not conscious and on ventilator.

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The Punjab police have surrounded the house of PML-N leader and former minister Balighur Rehman in Bahawalpur.

Sharif alleges the military is aiding a "judicial witchhunt" against him and his PML-N party.

Muhammad Mehdi, the party's media coordinator, told Reuters that almost 500 workers had been detained in a "massive crackdown", including raids on the homes of a number of some of the party's local councillors.

PML-N leaders claimed that around 300 workers were arrested from Rawalpindi on Tuesday, while several hundred others had been picked up from Lahore and other cities.

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Police and city administration have blocked all roads leading to the Lahore airport by placing containers to bar PML-N workers and leaders to reach from welcoming the duo.

On July 6, 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).

Speaking on the bad state of Pakistan's economy, he said our economy is on the verge of decline, the stock exchange is going down, our reserves can support only one month's import now, our investors went back to London and Dubai wondering what would happen on 25 July in Pakistan. His brother Shehbaz became PML-N's president, but Sharif remains the power behind the throne. "Judge's verdict stated that there was no proof of corruption against Nawaz", he said while adding that he was sentenced based on presumptions.

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