Spokesman for Musharraf says no decision yet to step down as army chief.
“We will adopt all legal methods to defend their rights,” he said.
Aftab Bajwa, a lawyer for one victim’s family, told the AFP news agency that a judge in the eastern city of Lahore had ordered that “Shahbaz Sharif should be arrested whichever airport he lands at”.
Pakistan’s government has refused to say what it plans to do if the Sharifs stick to their plan to fly to Islamabad on Monday and then stage a procession to their power base in Lahore.
“Musharraf is shouting slogans of war against terror in order to win US support”
Ali Abu Hamza, Chichawatni, Pakistan
The Pakistan Muslim League said that 1,300 of its activists had been detained in recent days.
“There’s complete panic in government ranks,” Ahsan Iqbal, a spokesman for Sharif, said.
Musharraf is under pressure in the run-up to a general election planned for the end of the year and has been discussing the possible return of Benazir Bhutto, another former prime minister.
Right to return
Shahbaz tried to return in 2004 but was put on a flight straight back out of the country.
Also on Friday, a court in Rawalpindi heard cases against Nawaz Sharif and his family brought by the government’s anti-corruption body, the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
Sharif was sentenced to life in prison for tax evasion and treason after Musharraf forced him from power in a bloodles coup in October 1999.
The latest cases, which were officially reopened last month, relate to an alleged default on a loan obtained by the Sharifs for a paper mill, as well as obtaining property and assets in a foundry beyond their declared means.