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PM Imran calls for speedy repatriation of Nawaz from the UK

During a federal cabinet meeting headed by Prime Minister Imran Khan, the PM has ordered to speed up the process of Nawaz Sharif's return to Pakistan.

Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan has declared that the process of former PM Nawaz Sharif’s return from the United Kingdom (UK) to Pakistan will be expedited by using all legal means available during a federal cabinet meeting on Wednesday, reported Dunya News.

The task of expediting Nawaz Sharif’s return to Pakistan has been delegated to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), and several avenues have been considered to bring Nawaz Sharif back after the PM’s instructions.

Seeking help of the British government for Nawaz Sharif’s return

The significant decision was declared during a Federal Cabinet meeting chaired by PM Imran. According to sources statements from the league leaders were also considered in the cabinet meeting.

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The federal ministers during the meeting exhibited annoyance over the actions undertaken by the league leaders and claimed that instead of taking responsibility for their mistakes the league leaders were in attempts to cause unrest by making the institutions controversial.

After the latest instructions given out by the PM during the cabinet meeting, the federal government has decided to write a letter to seek the cooperation of the British government for a second time to expedite Nawaz Sharif’s return from the UK.

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IHC holds the federal government responsible for bringing back Nawaz

Last week, Islamabad High Court (IHC) had relayed to the government that it was the one who allowed convicted Nawaz Sharif to leave the country and must now take responsibility for bringing him back to Pakistan.

“The federal government allowed the convicted criminal to go abroad,” Justice Kayani stated. Justice Farooq claimed that it was the federal government that allowed Nawaz Sharif’s name to be put on the Exit Control List (ECL) and was responsible for later removing it as well.

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“The government should have at least informed this court,” the judge stated. “We have to make a decision on the appeal and we are waiting for the appearance [of the convict].”

GVS News Desk with additional input by other sources