Don’t think Nawaz Sharif will come back in October, says PPP leader Khursheed Shah

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PPP leader Syed Khursheed Shah has stated that Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the PML-N, is unlikely to return to Pakistan in October despite Shehbaz Sharif’s claim.

After consulting with the party’s senior leadership, Shehbaz had stated on Friday that Nawaz “will return to Pakistan in October” after meeting his brother in London.

Shehbaz made this statement in answer to a query regarding media rumours that Nawaz would come to Pakistan in the middle of October. Shehbaz, along with other notable N-league players, had earlier this month claimed in an interview with a private television network that Nawaz will return to Pakistan in September.

In an interview, Shah stated that Nawaz Sharif had no immediate plans to return to Pakistan. I don’t believe so.

The PPP leader continued, “His health is not good, he might not come.”

The former water minister responded when the host quoted Shehbaz’s most recent statement, saying, “Indeed, he (Shehbaz) might have said so but I say that he is not well and even at the last moment, he can get unwell.”

Nawaz has been in the UK since November 2019, when he travelled there for medical attention after being found guilty in a corruption case.

He hasn’t been back since and is currently facing numerous charges in Pakistan. The following February, he was declared an absconder. He was designated as a proclaimed offender by courts later in 2020.