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.
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz were convicted in Avenfield reference last Friday by the accountability court.
Upon their arrival at Lahore airport, Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) team confiscated their passports. Local media said they were then taken to Adiala jail in the nearby garrison town of Rawalpindi. Deputy Inspector General Operations Shahzad Akbar said 10,000 police officers will be deployed across Lahore on Friday to "maintain law and order".
Adding to the tension surrounding the upcoming poll, a suicide bomber hit an election rally of a regional party in southwestern Pakistan, killing 85 people.
The National Accountability Bureau has arranged two helicopters for shifting former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz to Islamabad after arresting them upon their entry into Pakistan, reported Geo News.
"The country is at a critical juncture right now", a grim-looking Sharif said.
The verdict came at a time when Nawaz Sharif and daughter Maryam Nawaz Sharif were in London to see Begum Kulsum Nawaz Sharif who has been undergoing treatment for cancer.
Security has been beefed up at New Islamabad International Airport ahead of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif's arrival.
Sharif returned from Britain after an anti-corruption court handed him a 10-year jail term and sentenced his daughter and political heir to seven years in prison over the purchase of luxury flats in London in the 1990s. Police have virtually put Lahore on lockdown as scores of Sharif's supporters clashed with police in the evening.
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.
She along with her father Nawaz Sharif will be arrested by NAB at UAE's Abu Dhabi Airport later this morning. As per ANI, the PML (N) president said, "We thought Bangladesh is a baggage and it slipped off our hands".
The younger Sharif has called upon Mr. Askari for the immediate release of the detained workers.
Additionally, Captain (retd) Safdar, Sharif's son-in-law, was given a one-year sentence without any fine.
The defiant leader questioned the credibility of the July 25 polls amid a crackdown on his supporters.