Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday suggested now that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is not returning to Pakistan as per the agreement, the Punjab government should move court for the disqualification of his guarantor National Assembly Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif.
The PML-N supremo is currently on bail to seek medical treatment in London. Nawaz, who was serving a seven-year jail term in the Al-Azizia Steel Mills reference, was allowed to travel abroad in November last year on the intervention of the Lahore High Court (LHC), which, following a guarantee by Shahbaz that his brother would return within due time, directed the government to let the former premier travel abroad.
On Tuesday, the PTI minister took to Twitter, saying the cabinet had conditioned Nawaz’s departure with money under the light of the court decisions but the courts later allowed the former premier to travel Shehbaz’s guarantee.
Fawad Chaudhry urged the Punjab government to fulfill its responsibility by bringing Sharif back through the court.
کابینہ نے نواز شریف کی بیرون ملک روانگی عدالتی فیصلوں کے مطابق رقم سے مشروط کی تھی بعد میں عدالتوں نے شہباز شریف کی گارنٹی پر انھیں باہر جانے دیا، اب جب نواز شریف واپس نہیں آ رہے تو پنجاب حکومت کو عدالت سے شہباز شریف کی نااھلی کیلئے درخواست کرنی چاھیے، اپنی ذمہ داری ادا کریں
— Ch Fawad Hussain (@fawadchaudhry) March 4, 2020
A day earlier, Pakistan formally approached the British government for the deportation of PML-N supreme leader.