Shehbaz Sharif returns to Pakistan
Islamabad | Jagran News Desk: Pakistan’s leader of opposition Shehbaz Sharif on Sunday returned to Pakistan from a ‘quick visit’ to London, a media report said.
Shehbaz, 67, served as the chief minister of the politically crucial Punjab province from 2013 to 2018.
Shehbaz became the president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after his brother and three-time Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was disqualified as the party president after the Supreme Court verdict in the Elections Act 2017 case. He has been serving a seven-year prison term at Kot Lakhpat Jail in Lahore since December 2018.
Shehbaz on Sunday arrived at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore where he was welcomed by the PML-N party workers who took him to his residence in Model Town, reported Dawn newspaper.
Shehbaz on April 9 announced that he will be visiting London for a ‘quick trip’ after his name was removed from the no-fly list on Lahore High Court orders. Party sources had said at the time that he intended to return within 10-12 days.
Shehbaz faces court cases for corruption and dishonesty.
In the Ashiyana housing scam, Shehbaz is accused of ordering the cancellation of a contract given to a successful bidder for the low-cost housing scheme, resulting in a loss of Rs 193 million to the national exchequer.
In the Ramzan Sugar Mills corruption case, Sharif and his son Hamza Shahbaz are accused of "fraudulently and dishonestly" causing a Rs 213 million loss to the national exchequer.
Shehbaz was arrested by the National Accountability Bureau in October 2018 and released on bail on February 14.
(with PTI inputs)
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