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PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif gets Diplomatic Passport to return to Pakistan

FILE PHOTO: Nawaz Sharif (R), former Prime Minister and leader of Pakistan Muslim League, gestures to supporters as his daughter Maryam Nawaz looks on during party's workers convention in Islamabad, Pakistan June 4, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/File photo

ISLAMABAD: PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif has been given a new diplomatic passport in London.

According to the government’s criteria, Ministry of Interior’s Directorate-General of Immigration and Passports issues diplomatic passports to the dignitaries of the state, diplomats and other entitled categories in pursuance of Para-45 of Part-I of Passport & Visa Manual, 2006.

Nawaz Sharif has been living in London since 2019 when he left Pakistan for his treatment abroad.

In Feb 2021, passport of Nawaz Sharif expired and the PTI government had refused to renew Nawaz’s passport.

The former PM Nawaz Sharif was given eight-week bail on medical grounds in October 2019 he left for London a month later for four weeks treatment. He has not returned to Pakistan from London since and living in the British capital.

On Thursday, PM Shehbaz Sharif held an important meeting with Nawaz in London. Senior PML-N leaders _ Maryam Nawaz, Khawaja Asif, Sulaiman Shahbaz, Hussain Nawaz and Malik Ahmad Khan were also present in the meeting which lasted for about three and a half hours.

It was second meeting of PM Shehbaz with elder brother Nawaz in London during his recent urgent visit. 

Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif have discussed issues pertaining to Pakistan’s political milieu, PTI’s long march resumed today, the appointment of a new army chief, inflation, and PTI’s demand of holding early elections.

After meeting, Sharifs have rejected early elections demand and said their coalition government will complete its term.

Javed Mahmood
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I am an experienced writer, analyst, and author. My exposure in English journalism spans more than 28 years. In the past, I have been working with daily The Muslim (Lahore Bureau), daily Business Recorder (Lahore/Islamabad Bureaus), Daily Times, Islamabad, daily The Nation (Lahore and Karachi). With daily The Nation, I have served as Resident Editor, Karachi. Since 2009, I have been working as a Freelance Writer/Editor for American organizations.

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