Pakistani opposition leader Shehbaz Sharif was ordered jailed on Saturday for 10 days after being arrested in a corruption case, his lawyer said, meaning he will not be able to campaign for his party ahead of crucial by-elections next week.
Pakistani authorities released former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter from jail on Wednesday after a court suspended prison sentences they got in July over the purchase of upscale apartments in London.
Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz have been held at a high-security prison in Rawalpindi since July 13 following their conviction on corruption charges.
Pakistani cricket legend Imran Khan declared victory on Thursday in the general election, and said he was ready to lead the nuclear-armed nation despite a long delay in ballot counting and allegations of vote-rigging from his main opponents.
Nawaz Sharif was convicted in his absence overseas on corruption charges and arrested upon his return to Pakistan earlier his month, ahead of elections on Wednesday.
Hanif Abbasi is seen as a strong candidate for the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) in Wednesday's election.
Pakistani authorities on Sunday arrested the son-in-law of ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who was on Friday sentenced in absentia to 10 years in prison over a corruption ruling linked to his family's purchase of luxury flats in London.
The three-time former prime minister and his daughter are currently in London.
The anti-graft court ruled that the Sharif family bought properties in London with the money plundered from Pakistan in the 1990s.
Pakistan's top court on Thursday banned another loyalist of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from politics for five years, in a decision that raised questions about the credibility of national elections next month.
Pakistan's supreme court Friday banned former prime minister Nawaz Sharif from participating in elections for life, as his embattled ruling party prepares for nationwide polls due later this year.