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Former Pakistan PM Nawaz Sharif Mulling Political Comeback After Year-long Hiatus

Nawaz Sharif, 70, has been in London since final November for medical remedy.

Sharif, who was deposed in 2017, was additionally sentenced to seven years within the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case in December 2018. But, he was bailed out in each instances and in addition allowed to go to London for medical remedy.

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  • Last Updated: September 19, 2020, 3:05 PM IST

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Pakistan’s deposed premier Nawaz Sharif is about to make a comeback in lively politics following a year-long absence after PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari invited him to just about attend the Opposition-led multiparty convention geared toward launching a protest motion in opposition to the Imran Khan-led authorities on Sunday.

Sharif, 70, the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) supremo, has been residing in London since November final yr after the Lahore High Court granted him permission to go overseas for 4 weeks for remedy.






The three-time premier, his daughter Maryam and son-in-law Muhammad Safdar have been convicted within the Avenfield properties case on July 6, 2018. Sharif, who was deposed in 2017, was additionally sentenced to seven years within the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case in December 2018. But, he was bailed out in each instances and in addition allowed to go to London for medical remedy.

He was given eight weeks to return however failed to return again as a consequence of well being issues, based on his lawyer. On Friday, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Zardari talked to Sharif over cellphone and invited him to just about attend the Opposition-led All Parties Conference (APC) scheduled to be held on Sunday.

The APC will evolve a technique to counter the federal government led by Prime Minister Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf: which, they mentioned, has failed to handle points like worth hike and poverty. Quoting sources, The Express Tribune reported that the assembly will resolve to go for a road motion. He mentioned that each celebration needed to ship the federal government led by Prime Minister Khan packing, including that approaches could be completely different however that is precisely what all events are attending the APC for — to agree on a unified strategy.

Just spoke to Mian Mohammad Nawaz Sharif. Enquired about his well being. Also invited him to just about attend opposition APC, hosted by PPP, on 20th September, Bilawal mentioned in a tweet. Maryam, who’s Sharif’s political inheritor, tweeted again to thank the PPP chief.

However, the PML-N has not formally confirmed his participation however celebration Senator Musadik Malik informed Samaa TV that Sharif would attend just about and in addition tackle the APC. Maryam Nawaz may even attend, he mentioned.

Dawn newspaper additionally reported that the previous prime minister would attend the convention. Sharif’s participation within the high-profile political convention, to be attended by all the highest leaders of the opposition events, would assist to reinvigorate his celebration in addition to gas up anti-government wrestle by the Opposition.

Sharif’s resolution to change into lively in politics coincided with the issuance of a non-bailable arrest warrant by the Islamabad High Court (IHC). Foreign Office spokesman has mentioned that the warrant was despatched to Pakistan’s High Commission in London for compliance.


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