Thursday, September 21, 2023

What cases will Nawaz Sharif face on his return home?

He has been living in exile since 2019 after being banned for life in the Panama Papers case.

Nawaz Sharif, who has been living in exile in London since 2019 after being sentenced to life imprisonment in the Panama Papers case, has finally revealed the date of his return home.

According to Shahbaz Sharif, Nawaz Sharif is returning home on October 21.

In 2019, he went to London for treatment after taking permission from the court for 4 weeks, but since then he has not returned to the country, a non-bailable arrest warrant has been issued for him.

Before going to London, an affidavit was submitted in the court, in which it was said that Nawaz Sharif is going for 4 weeks, during which time, if the doctors allow him to return to Pakistan due to improvement in health, he will come. Shahbaz Sharif said that he is bound to abide by the sworn statement of his elder brother.

What cases will Nawaz Sharif face?
In October 2019, the Islamabad High Court granted bail to Nawaz Sharif for 8 weeks on medical grounds in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills case and ordered him to submit two surety bonds of Rs 20, 20 lakh each. Who did not.

Nawaz Sharif did not appear in the court even for the appeal against the sentence in the Al-Azizia Steel case, on which the Islamabad High Court declared him admissible on December 2, 2020. At the same time, a notice was issued to the former prime minister asking why his securities should not be confiscated by the government.

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After the Panama Papers were released, three references were established against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif

The accountability court of NAB had sentenced Nawaz Sharif to imprisonment in the Avenfield reference a few weeks before the 2018 election, the Islamabad High Court had granted bail to Nawaz Sharif in this reference.

Apart from Nawaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz and her husband Captain (R) Safdar were also sentenced to imprisonment, but later both were acquitted by the High Court. While Nawaz Sharif’s case was separated due to his being abroad.

The accountability court had acquitted Nawaz Sharif in the flagship reference while Al-Azizia was convicted in the steel mill reference.

After returning home from London, Nawaz Sharif can also file an acquittal in the Avenfield reference.

Shahbaz Sharif, who announced the date of Nawaz Sharif’s return, had recently said that he will return to Pakistan and face the cases registered against him.

On the other hand, the decision of Nawaz Sharif to return to his country after recently passing some amendments in the Election Act to set a maximum limit of five years for disqualification is significant because the PML-N has repeatedly indicated this. It has been reported that Nawaz Sharif will return to Pakistan and lead the election campaign himself.

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