Islamabad: Nawaz Sharif is expected to return to Pakistan from London after Eid al-Fitr, and the former prime minister and chairman of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz will face the lawsuits against him in accordance with the law and constitution, a senior party leader said on Wednesday.
Sharif, a three-time former prime minister implicated in a number of corruption cases, has been in London since November 2019 after the Lahore High Court granted him permission to travel abroad for four weeks for medical treatment.
“Nawaz Sharif will appear in Pakistan after Eid,” PML-N leader Mian Javed Latif, who was sworn in as a member of Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif’s cabinet, said in a statement.
Latif claimed that the 72-year-old Nawaz will face the cases as per the law and constitution, assuring that the PML-N believes in the court and will accept its ruling, Geo News reported.
Nawaz, who has been brought against several corruption cases by the government of former Prime Minister Imran Khan, has pledged to the Lahore High Court to return to Pakistan, citing his record of facing the law and justice process within four weeks or sooner. Where he was declared healthy and fit to travel by doctors.
He was also released on bail in the Al-Azizia Mills corruption case in which he was serving seven years in Kot Lakhpat maximum security prison in Lahore.
Nawaz’s passport expired in February this year and the previous government led by Imran Khan refused to renew his passport.
After Shahbaz Sharif was elected prime minister earlier this month, it was reported that the Ministry of Interior directed the renewal of the passports of Nawaz and his son-in-law Ishaq Dar.
Speaking about the newly appointed Cabinet, Latif said that the Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) had appointed Bilawal Bhutto Zardari as the foreign minister and he would take the oath upon his return from London.
PPP Secretary General Farhatullah Babar confirmed Bilawal’s departure for London and said the main purpose of his visit was to meet Nawaz and congratulate him on the formation of the coalition government and to “discuss the current political situation”.
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