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Efforts are underway to bring Nawaz back from UK: Ijaz Shah

PUNJAB: Interior Minister Ijaz Shah has said that efforts are underway to bring former prime minister Nawaz Sharif back from the United Kingdom to Pakistan.

While talking to the media in Nankana Sahib today, the interior minister advised Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) chief to return to the country and face cases registered against him.

The information minister said, “This is high time for Sharif and his cronies to return to Pakistanis their looted money and seek forgiveness from God.” He said that the PML-N supremo was a convict and the United Kingdom’s government had been informed about him being an absconder.

The minister further said that Nawaz Sharif had left the country for treatment on certain conditions and that none of these had been fulfilled. “He was permitted to get medical treatment from abroad subject to returning within the specific time period,” he added.

Earlier, Islamabad High Court (IHC) on September 16 had released a detailed verdict over its decision to issue an arrest warrant of the former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif.

The detailed judgment of the division bench of the Islamabad court was written by Justice Aamir Farooq and was also signed by the other judge Justice Mohsin Akhtar Kayani.

The court noted that the lawyers of Nawaz Sharif failed to satisfy the court, therefore an appeal regarding the exemption of the former prime minister from the hearings is therefore rejected.