LONDON: Chief of Pakistan Muslim League (N) Mian Nawaz Sharif has said that he along with his brother Mian Shahbaz Sharif would return to Pakistan on September 10. The leaders chose to land at Islamabad International Airport after spending nearly seven years in exile. Addressing to a new conference here on Thursday PML (N) leader Nawaz Sharif said that they would proceed to Lahore via Grand Trunk (GT) Road. The announcement came after meeting of the Central Executive Committee of his party and consultations with All Parties Democratic Movement (APDM) leaders. He said that with the message of consolidarity and unity they would land at the same place where his democratic government was attacked in the night of October 12, 1999.
Sharif said he is returning to Pakistan with open mind and is ready to enter into understanding for rule of law, supremacy of the constitution and genuine democracy. The government, he said, cannot send them again in exile after the Supreme Court’s decision. He admitted that there would be difficulties for them and the government would create problems for them but his party workers are courageous enough to face it. He condemned the possible deal between Musharraf and Benazir, terming it bad for the country and very unfortunate. He demanded of General Pervez Musharraf to leave both posts of the president and the Army Chief.-SANA