Shehbaz Sharif, President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), confirmed during a political gathering in Lahore that Nawaz Sharif is set to return to Pakistan. Displaced from his role as prime minister due to a lifetime disqualification in 2017, Nawaz has been in self-imposed exile in London since 2019. The younger Sharif emphasized that Nawaz’s intention for returning is not about settling scores but to rescue the nation from its ongoing crisis. Citing his brother’s previous accomplishments, including countering prolonged load-shedding periods and maintaining stable economic indicators, Shehbaz pledged commitment to once again steer the country towards development and progress.
Gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan and Legal Preparations
Rana Sanaullah, a senior PML-N leader, has announced that Nawaz Sharif will address a public assembly at Minar-e-Pakistan at 6 p.m. on October 21, the same day as his return. Preparations for seeking protective bail ahead of Nawaz’s arrival are already underway by his legal team. While other prominent PML-N figures, including Shehbaz and Maryam Nawaz, were initially slated to speak, it has now been determined that only Nawaz will address the gathering. Sources suggest that the former prime minister will present a new narrative to PML-N workers, an idea proposed by Chief Organiser Maryam.