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More power as Nawaz Sharif returns to Pakistan

Nawaz Sharif, the leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), will return to the nation on October 21 after becoming “more powerful,” according to the former ruling party’s Senior Vice President and his daughter Maryam Nawaz. This puts an end to speculation about his whereabouts ahead of the upcoming elections.

On Sunday in Lahore, she gave a speech at a public event hosted by the PML-N Youth Volunteers.

The date of the eldest brother’s return to the family was announced by the former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif last month. “On October 21, Nawaz Sharif will arrive in Pakistan.”

However, speculations started doing rounds on social media and mainstream media about Nawaz’s return after the Supreme Court ordered to restore corruption cases against political bigwigs on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s petition challenging the amendments made to the country’s accountability laws.

Ex-PM Nawaz, former president Asif Ali Zardari and former premier Yousuf Raza Gillani are likely to face inquiries after the apex court in a 2-1 verdict struck down some of the amendments made to the accountability laws.

Later, the PML-N president clarified that there was no change in the party’s supremo’s homecoming plan. The former ruling party, after in-depth discussions, declared that Nawaz is ready to face “all kinds of circumstances” upon return as per the schedule.

Nawaz has been in self-imposed exile in London since November 2019 owing to health reasons. He was disqualified for life in 2017 by the Supreme Court for not declaring a receivable salary.

The PML-N through its legal team would approach the Lahore High Court (LHC) for Nawaz’s bail before he lands in Pakistan. The decision was taken to avoid Nawaz’s arrest at Lahore airport because he was declared a proclaimed offender.

Last month, the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) had announced that general elections in the country would take place by the last week of January 2024.

Addressing the political gathering, Maryam insisted that the PML-N supremo is coming back to steer the country out of all kinds of crises. “He will start a new era of progress, peace and employment for the youth and rid [the nation] of inflation.”

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Nawaz will restore the country’s fragile economy and eliminate the menace of terrorism, she also said. “People will prove on October 21 that only Nawaz Sharif is the leader.”

Maryam further said that the PML-N’s aim is the welfare of people and correcting the system.

“There will be only ruins in Pakistan if the development done by Nawaz Sharif is removed,” she added.

Terming Nawaz as the solution to all the problems of the country, Maryam said: “An individual is not returning on October 21 but the country’s progress and peace.”

At the same time, she urged the people to welcome their leader at Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore.

“Several attempts were made to eliminate Nawaz Sharif,” she said, adding that he left accountability of his tormentors to Almighty Allah.

Those who claimed Nawaz’s politics had over are now seeing that he is coming back, she added.