Ata Tarar affirms Supreme Court verdict won’t affect Nawaz Sharif’s planned return to Pakistan

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Ata Tarar, the Deputy Secretary-General of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has asserted that the recent Supreme Court ruling regarding amendments to the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) will not impact the planned return of party leader Nawaz Sharif to Pakistan on October 21.

During a press conference, Tarar emphasized that “no case poses an obstacle to his return to Pakistan,” as there is substantial evidence indicating that former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is innocent.

Tarar firmly stated that Nawaz’s return date remains unchanged, and there is no alteration to the announced date. He also contended that the former prime minister did not violate any laws regarding Toshakhana gifts.

In contrast, Tarar mentioned that Imran Khan, the Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), sold state gifts and profited from them.

Following the Supreme Court’s decision on the NAB law amendments, it is expected that approximately 2,000 NAB cases, including those at various stages such as reference, complaint verification, inquiry, and investigation, will be reinstated.

The report also indicates that Asif Ali Zardari, a former president, and six former prime ministers—Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, Shaukat Aziz, Yusuf Raza Gilani, Raja Pervez Ashraf, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, and Shehbaz Sharif—are among the suspects whose cases stand to be reinstated.


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