Pakistan Seeks To Repatriate Former PM Nawaz Sharif

  • "So the federal government is going to write a letter to the British government asking them to be deported from the UK."
  • British government will be contacted in this regard while their medical reports will be investigated.
  • Nawaz Sharif is currently residing in London, while the Islamabad Accountability Court has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for him, in a case of illegal purchase of gifted vehicles from a government treasury.

The federal government of Pakistan has announced that it will take legal steps to repatriate former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif from London and has said that the British government will be contacted in this regard while their medical reports will be investigated. Information Adviser Shibli Faraz, at the Friday press conference stated  Nawaz Sharif ‘mocked the law, fled the country under the pretext of illness’.

Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif , born 25 December 1949 is a Pakistani businessman and politician who served as the prime minister of Pakistan for three non-consecutive terms. Sharif is the longest-serving prime minister of Pakistan having served a total of more than 9 years.

“We will demand the NAB to send him (Nawaz Sharif, back home) through the Foreign Office to the British government. As we think it is necessary to bring him back,” said Shibli Faraz.

However, the PML-N has repeatedly called it political revenge, while speculations are circulating in the Pakistani media about an alleged deal between the government and Nawaz Sharif to go abroad for medical treatment.

This is not the first time that the PTI government has made efforts or made statements for the return of Nawaz Sharif, during March 2020.

Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan, former Special Assistant for Information and Broadcasting, said that it was time to bring back to Pakistan VIP prisoner, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, who had gone to Britain for treatment.

“So the federal government is going to write a letter to the British government asking them to be deported from the UK.” However, no progress was made in this regard.

Information Adviser Shibli Faraz also said in his Friday press conference, that it is the duty of the government to bring in those who seek the law. Our efforts have intensified and we will bring back Nawaz Sharif.

In the pictures, they are walking around happily, sometimes they go shopping, sometimes they go for walks, sometimes they go out for coffee. While people are in trouble because of their gifts.

Talking about Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Shibli Faraz said, “If Maryam Nawaz is a politician, then I am also a great poet.” The NAB had called him for answers but he staged a drama and threw stones at the babe.

Federal Minister Fawad Chaudhry, in support of the federal government’s decision, said that the PTI’s statement and accountability process was severely hampered by Nawaz Sharif’s departure for London.

Pakistan, officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, is a country in South Asia. It is the world’s fifth-most populous country with a population exceeding 212.2 million. It is the 33rd-largest country by area, spanning 881,913 square kilometres (340,509 square miles).

When asked about the claim made by Fawad Chaudhry regarding ‘fake reports’, Special Assistant for Health Dr. Faisal Sultan refused to talk about it.

Due to several corruption cases, the government had included the PML-N leader in the Exit Control List (ECL), barring him from traveling abroad. In November 2019, the PML-N leader left for the UK for treatment after getting permission from the court.

To take him abroad, an air ambulance of Qatar Amiri Flights, the VIP airline of the Qatari royal family, came to Lahore and from there flew to London after a short stay in Doha.

The Lahore High Court had ruled on a petition filed against the former prime minister’s conditional government permission to go abroad and allowed him to go abroad for four weeks for treatment.

Following this permission, a memorandum was issued by the Interior Ministry according to which Nawaz Sharif’s name was not removed from the ECL but he is being allowed to go abroad once for a period of four weeks.

The government had demanded an indemnity bond worth Rs. 7 billion to allow Nawaz Sharif to travel abroad, but the court removed the indemnity bond requirement and allowed Nawaz Sharif to return. Nawaz Sharif is currently residing in London, while the Islamabad Accountability Court has issued a non-bailable arrest warrant for him, in a case of illegal purchase of gifted vehicles from a government treasury.

The PML-N’s recent stance has been that Nawaz Sharif’s treatment has been delayed due to the global coronavirus outbreak.

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Joyce Davis

My history goes back to 2002 and I  worked as a reporter, interviewer, news editor, copy editor, managing editor, newsletter founder, almanac profiler, and news radio broadcaster.

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