ISLAMABAD: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s passport will expire tonight, stated Interior Minister Sheikh Rasheed on Tuesday.
The minister was talking at a information convention the place he stated that as a rule, the individual whose identify is on the ECL can’t be issued a brand new passport nor can his current passport be renewed.
However, Rasheed stated that if the previous prime minister wished to return to Pakistan, a permission shall be granted to him inside 72 hours.
“No one is stopping Nawaz Sharif from returning to Pakistan,” stated the minister.
He criticised the previous prime minister for taking “unfair advantage” of the excessive court docket’s choice to let him search medical remedy overseas.
Rasheed stated that Sharif had “deceived” everybody by claiming that he wanted to go overseas for medical remedy however had not sought it.
The Awami Muslim League chief stated that each one he may do about the complete matter is concern the PML-N chief travel paperwork. “That is all I can do,” he stated.
The inside minister, nonetheless, admitted that he was amongst these within the cupboard who voted in favour of letting Sharif go overseas to hunt medical remedy.
“I won’t lie, I was among those who voted for him to be allowed to fly abroad,” he stated. “
The PTI government has already approached UK authorities to extradite Nawaz Sharif.
Special Assistant to PM Imran Khan on Accountability Shahzad Akbar had said earlier that it is up to the British government to decide on the extradition of the former premier.
The PML-N supremo was granted an eight-week bail on medical grounds in October 2019 and a month later, he was allowed to travel abroad for treatment for four weeks. The government maintains that Nawaz was permitted on condition that he would share details of the medical treatment which he didn’t opt for.