Nawaz Sharif Leaves London to Back Home via Flight from Saudi Arabia

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Nawaz Sharif left Pakistan in 2019 in an air ambulance to get medical treatment in London and has since lived there in self-imposed exile.

Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s third Prime Minister, ran from 2013 to 2017, when he was removed by the court amid revelations over his wealth.

Ex-Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif left London for Pakistan via Saudi Arabia on October 21. The special flight will land in Islamabad before proceeding to Lahore, where Nawaz Sharif will address the gathering at Minar-e-Pakistan.

The Supreme Court removed him amid revelations of his wealth, and he was subsequently convicted of corruption. Sharif has consistently denied the accusations, claiming they are politically motivated and blaming the country’s general for ordering the judges to convict him. Also, a Canadian university used Nawaz Sharif as a corruption case study in an anti-corruption lecture.

Despite agreeing to a series of conditions, Sharif could only leave for medical treatment on November 19, 2019. If Sharif’s doctors found him fit, he had to return within four weeks, and he had to submit medical reports notarized by Pakistan’s embassy in London. Sharif has since lived in London in self-imposed exile.

For three decades, Sharif has repeatedly clashed with Pakistan’s powerful military in its turbulent politics.

As a result of the 1999 military coup, Sharif was overthrown, and General Pervez Musharraf was appointed to take over as military leader. As Musharraf’s grip on power began to crumble, Sharif fled to Saudi Arabia and then returned to Pakistan in 2007.

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