Pakistan acting Information Minister Solangi Nawaz Sharif will be treated as per law upon return to country ntc
Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif is once again in the headlines. Pakistan’s acting Information Minister Murtaza Solangi said that Nawaz Sharif did not flee to London to avoid jail sentence, but had gone with permission. Also, when they return to Pakistan next month, they will be treated as per the law. Let us tell you that Nawaz Sharif had recently said that he will return to Pakistan on October 21 after ending four years of “self-exile” and will lead his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party in the elections to be held in 2024. . He is also very excited about this.
According to Pakistani media, Solangi said in a press conference that Nawaz Sharif has been the Prime Minister of Pakistan three times and is the leader of a big political party. He said that Nawaz had gone abroad not by running away from jail, but with the permission of the court and the former government.
Solangi said that he cannot answer whether Nawaz has got bail or whether he will go to court. The answer to this has to be given to the PML-N supremo himself or the law and constitution of the country. He said that according to the Constitution, the affairs of the country will be run by elected representatives.
Solangi said that the Election Commission of Pakistan is responsible for conducting free, fair, transparent and impartial elections under Article 218(3) of the Constitution. He said that the caretaker government will play its full role in conducting free and fair elections. Delimitation of constituencies will be completed by 30th November and after that the last date of elections will also be given.
Nawaz Sharif had to step down as the country’s Prime Minister in 2017 after the Supreme Court disqualified him from holding public office for life for not declaring his income. After this, he got permission from Lahore High Court for 4 weeks to go abroad for treatment. Although he has been living in London since 2019.
He was serving a 7-year prison sentence in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat Jail in the Al-Azizia Mills case. He got permission to go to London for treatment in 2019. Nawaz was also convicted in the Al-Azizia Mills and Avenfield corruption cases in 2018.
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