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23 March 2020, Monday

PML-N President returns to support Pakistan in the corona battle

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PML-N President returns to support Pakistan in the corona battle

Lakshmi V Menon

Ending his four months long stay in UK with the former prime minister and his ailing brother Nawaz Sharif, Opposition leader and PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif is set to return to Pakistan on 22 March to help the nation fight the pandemic. PML-N President says the decision was made following Pakistan’s call for suspension of international flights. Punjab government and ruling PTI hailed his decision to return while voicing hope that Mr. Sharif would refrain from attempting to gain political mileage and will constructively use his power. (Dawn, 22 March 2020)

Mr. Sharif said Pakistan must prepare for a lockdown in terms of essential items and that Pakistani lives must not be jeopardized. He warned that the PTI government would be solely responsible for consequences owing to procrastination of a lockdown.

Meanwhile, Fawad Chaudhry, federal Minister for Science and Technology, advised that Mr Sharif be quarantined for 14 days upon his arrival. Previously, Mr Sharif faced criticism for his extended stay in the UK. He had left to UK in November 2019 to accompany Nawaz Sharif, who was permitted foreign travel for medical purposes, despite being convicted in the Al-Azizia corruption case.

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