Nawaz Sharif arrives in Pakistan

Deposed Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif arrived here on Sunday after being deported to Saudi Arabia in September when he had briefly landed in Islamabad in a bid to end his seven-year exile.

Nawaz Sharif arrives in Pakistan

57-year-old Sharif took the flight from Saudi Arabia, where he was first sent to exile in 2000, with his brother Shahbaz Sharif, wife Kulsoom and other family members on a special jet provided by the kingdom's authorities.

Strict security arrangements have been made in the city, with some 5,000 policemen deployed on the streets. Security is especially tight around the airport, where Sharif's flight landed. Police have set up barbwire barricades on the road to the airport and are checking vehicles at random.

Officials have said they are taking no chances with security as Sharif is returning a day after two suicide bombings rocked Rawalpindi, the garrison city near capital Islamabad, which killed nearly 30 people.

The Saudi royal family has given Sharif a special bullet proof car, which was airlifted to Lahore on Saturday.

Agencies

Güncelleme Tarihi: 26 Kasım 2007, 10:45
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