Nawaz Sharif landed in Lahore on Friday, July 13,. Sharif and his daughter were sent straight to jail near Rawalpindi. Sharif’s legal team said they expected the court to start hearing the appeal from Tuesday, July 17. If a judge lets the challenge go ahead, the three-time prime minister could be released on bail, pending his retrial.
[July 6 “I am coming back to Pakistan,” Nawaz Sharif]
Nawaz Sharif and Maryam are currently in London visiting Kulsoom Nawaz, who is suffering from cancer and is undergoing treatment there. On June 14, both Sharif and his daughter left for the United Kingdom after they were granted a brief exemption from the ongoing trial.
Both Sharif and his daughter were supposed supposed to return to Pakistan by June 27.
They both have denied wrongdoing and are expected to appeal.
“I am coming back to Pakistan,” he said at a news conference aired on Pakistani television. “I am not afraid of jail.”
He fell out with powerful generals after Sharif returned as premier in 2013, partly because Sharif challenged the military over control of foreign policy, which the generals have traditionally seen as their domain. The Sharif family steel business was nationalised under the government of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, the beginning of a long political rivalry between the families.
[ June 28 Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for NA-246 Karachi South Committee formed]
The Pakistan Peoples Party on Karachi June 24 formed a committee for the election campaign of Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari for NA-246 Karachi South comprising Lyari and the adjoining areas of the city. [June 5] KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari obtained nomination papers to contest the upcoming elections, the first of his political career, from his party’s traditionally dominant National Assembly constituency in Lyari — NA-246.
Bilawal’s mother, Benazir Bhutto, and his father, Asif Ali Zardari, had emerged victorious in the general elections of 1988 and 1990, respectively, from Lyari.