Nawaz Sharif may return to Pakistan in January

Nawaz Sharif may return to Pakistan in January


Nawaz Sharif may return to Pakistan in January

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif, who is in self-imposed exile in London on medical grounds, is likely to return to Pakistan in January’s second week.

Sources privy to the matter said that in order to pave the way for Nawaz’s return, a plea seeking protective bail for the deposed premier would be submitted in the Islamabad High Court (IHC). PML-N’s leaders have advised Mr Sharif to land in Islamabad instead of Lahore, sources added.

Chaudhry Salik meets Nawaz amid rumours of ‘revolt’ in Punjab

As Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) plans to dissolve assemblies in Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain bloc - and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) have sprung into action to bring an in-house change in Punjab amid claims that six members of PML-Q - Pervaiz Elahi bloc - are ready to join Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM).

Amidst latest development, Federal Minister for Board of Investment Chaudhry Salik Hussain on Saturday held an important meeting with Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif in London. The two leaders discussed the matters pertaining to Punjab’s political situation and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) announcement that it would dissolve the Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa assemblies.

In a media talk after the meeting with Nawaz Sharif, Mr Salik said the deposed premier did not tell him the exact date of his return to Pakistan. He said that in the next general election, Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain would lead the PML-Q’s campaign.

He said Moonis Elahi did not take him into confidence when he joined Imran Khan’s block. "I and Chaudhry Shujaat Hussain are ready to talk to Moonis Elahi if he wants," Mr Salik added.