Pakistan 'deports' ex-PM Sharif
Nawaz Sharif (centre) was surrounded on his arrival
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been arrested and deported within hours of returning to Pakistan from exile, officials say.
After landing in Islamabad he was charged and put on board a plane, reportedly bound for Saudi Arabia.
The World's scariest Islamic power is Pakistan. Talk of democracy for Pakistan is insanity and a naive delusion. Speculation about an Islamic nuclear armed Iran is an interesting academic discussion, but a nuclear Pakistan is reality. Pakistan under the Islamists would be Hell in waiting. Encouraging democracy for Pakistan is the worst idea since Jimmy Carter persuaded the Iranian military not to take charge in the last days of the Shah. Hopefully Musharraf agrees.
Ex-PM Sharif 'held in Pakistan' BBC
Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been taken into custody in Islamabad after returning from exile, officials say.
Mr Sharif, who was ousted by President Pervez Musharraf in a bloodless coup in 1999, says he wants to challenge the president ahead of elections.
Pakistan's Supreme Court has affirmed Mr Sharif's right to return, but it is not clear what will now happen to him.
There is some speculation that he may face corruption charges or be deported.
On board the plane that carried him home, Mr Sharif told the BBC he was returning to Pakistan to help restore the rule of law.
"It's democracy versus dictatorship," he said.