When will Nawaz Sharif return? Javed Latif reveals


PML-N leader Javed Latif (L) and party supremo Nawaz Sharif. — NA of Pakistan website/AFP
PML-N leader Javed Latif (L) and party supremo Nawaz Sharif. — NA of Pakistan website/AFP
  • PML-N leader says Nawaz Sharif will face cases as per the law and Constitution.
  • Latif maintains PML-N believes in court and “will accept its verdict.”
  • LHC will hear petition seeking removal of Nawaz’s name from ECL today.

ISLAMABAD: PML-N leader Mian Javed Latif Wednesday revealed that the party’s supremo Nawaz Sharif is expected to return to Pakistan after Eidul Fitr, Geo News reported.

In a video statement, Latif said: “Nawaz Sharif will be seen in Pakistan after Eid.” 

He claimed that Nawaz will face the cases as per the law and the Constitution, reiterating that PML-N believes in court and will accept its verdict.

Read more: IHC dismisses petition against issuing diplomatic passport to Nawaz Sharif

Speaking about the newly appointed cabinet, he revealed that PPP had named Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari for the slot of foreign minister and he will take the oath for the office after returning from London.

It is noteworthy that Latif took oath as the member of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet on Tuesday.

Petition seeking removal of Nawaz’s name from ECL

Meanwhile, a two-member bench of the Lahore High Court (LHC) is scheduled to take up a petition seeking the removal of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL). The PML-N had filed the petition in the LHC.

It may be recalled that the court had allowed Nawaz Sharif to go abroad for treatment on November 16, 2019. He departed for London on November 19, 2019, and since then, he never returned to the country.

Bilawal expected to meet Nawaz in London

The PPP chairman left for London where he is expected to meet Nawaz Sharif to “discuss the current political situation in the country.”

Confirming Bilawal’s departure, PPP Secretary-General Farhatullah Babar told The News that the PPP chairman is meeting Nawaz to congratulate him on the coalition government.

“The main purpose of meeting Nawaz Sharif is to congratulate him on the coalition government and discuss the current political situation,” he said. 



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