LONDON: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif would make another attempt to return to Pakistan from exile around October 18, even if he risks expulsion again, said Shahbaz Sharif in an interview with a foreign TV channel. Shahbaz Sharif, President of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) told the English-language service of an Arabic TV channel on Friday night that his brother is “going to return very soon after the month of Ramadan.”
Replying to a question, he said that Nawaz Sharif might return on or after October 18. He dismissed a suggestion from the interviewer that Sharif would fly back with Benazir Bhutto, another former prime minister who has announced plans to return from exile in Dubai and London on the same date. Shahbaz also expected President Pervez Musharraf to expel his brother once again if he returns.
When pressed again on the date of October 18, Shahbaz Sharif said: “Well, there is a possibility that he could arrive around that date, or earlier, or a little later, but he would be arriving back very soon.” He admitted that his brother is “obviously very dejected and disappointed after the way he was mishandled in Islamabad.”-SANA