Sharif detained on arrival in Pakistan

Other News Materials 10 September 2007 12:18 (UTC +04:00)

( AP ) - Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was taken into custody Monday soon after his return from exile to Pakistan where he plans to lead a campaign against the U.S.-allied military ruler who ousted him eight years ago, intelligence officials said.

It was not immediately clear on what charges Sharif had been detained. Two intelligence officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak to the media, only confirmed that Sharif was being detained inside the Islamabad airport building.

Pakistan's Geo TV network also reported Sharif's detention, but there was no confirmation from the government.