Former Finance Minister and prominent member of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Ishaq Dar, made a statement on Saturday regarding Nawaz Sharif’s return to Pakistan. Dar’s comments shed light on the former Prime Minister’s future plans and his commitment to serving the nation.
In his statement, Dar made it clear that Nawaz Sharif has no intentions of leaving Pakistan again. This declaration is a pivotal moment in Pakistan’s political landscape, as it signifies Nawaz Sharif’s dedication to his homeland and his desire to actively participate in the nation’s political affairs. While stating that Nawaz Sharif does not plan to leave Pakistan, Dar also emphasized that Sharif might make overseas trips when necessary.
Furthermore, Dar shared insights into Nawaz Sharif’s economic recovery plan. According to Dar, if the people of Pakistan choose Nawaz Sharif once more, he has a comprehensive economic plan aimed at providing relief to the citizens. Dar clarified that the last 16 months were not solely focused on economic recovery but also on saving Pakistan from the brink of a financial crisis. He highlighted the critical role their government played in preventing Pakistan from facing a situation similar to the economic collapse experienced by Sri Lanka.
Speaking about the legal cases against Nawaz Sharif, Dar stated that the cases are now open for scrutiny. He mentioned the previous “Panama drama” but pointed out that, to date, no conclusive evidence has been presented in either case. Dar expressed confidence that Nawaz Sharif would emerge victorious in the legal battles against him. He also noted that Maryam Nawaz has already been acquitted.
Addressing Nawaz Sharif’s departure from Pakistan four years ago, Dar clarified that the former Prime Minister left for medical treatment, and there are records to substantiate this claim. Dar made it abundantly clear that Nawaz Sharif’s return to Pakistan signifies a commitment to stay and engage actively in the country’s political landscape.
Nawaz Sharif’s return to Pakistan, following a prolonged period in the United Kingdom, holds immense significance in the run-up to the general elections scheduled for January next year. With the Islamabad High Court’s decision to grant protective bail until October 24, the threat of his arrest upon return has been removed. This development paves the way for his eagerly anticipated return to Lahore for a grand welcome home rally.
Notably, the perpetual non-bailable arrest warrants issued for Nawaz Sharif in the Toshakhana gifts case have been suspended by an accountability court. The suspension of the arrest warrant until October 24 ensures that authorities cannot detain Nawaz at the airport. This legal relief has allowed Nawaz Sharif to reenter the political landscape and lead his party in the upcoming elections.
Nawaz Sharif’s political journey has been marked by significant highs and lows. He served as Prime Minister three times but also faced legal challenges, including convictions in the Al-Azizia and Avenfield corruption references. However, after being granted bail on humanitarian grounds in October 2019 and traveling to London for medical treatment, Nawaz Sharif’s return signifies a new chapter in Pakistan’s politics.
With his return, Nawaz Sharif aims to play a pivotal role in the political future of Pakistan. His commitment to addressing economic challenges, his vision for a prosperous Pakistan, and his determination to contribute to the nation’s well-being have resonated with many supporters.
The political landscape in Pakistan is expected to witness significant developments as Nawaz Sharif reenters the fray, and the general elections draw closer. The PML-N, under his leadership, aims to chart a course that resonates with the aspirations of the people.