Nawaz Sharif 'approaches UK immigration tribunal for visa extension' 

By: News Desk      Published: 11:23 PM, 5 Aug, 2021
Nawaz Sharif 'approaches UK immigration tribunal for visa extension' 

Former premier Ex-PM Nawaz Sharif has made an appeal to the UK immigration tribunal against the British authorities decision to turn down his visa extension request, a spokesperson for the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) said on Thursday.

According to 24NewsHD TV channel, PML-N spokesperson Marriyum Aurangzeb said the UK authorities mentioned the provision of approaching the immigration tribunal against the decision to reject the request for extending the visa.

The former prime minister through his lawyer approached the immigration tribunal to get his stay extended, the PML-N official said. Till the tribunal decision, Nawaz Sharif can stay in the UK, she added.

The 71-year-old ex-PM is in London since November 2019 after the federal government gave him rare permission to go abroad for medical treatment.

UK has drawn clear lines

The UK High Commission said in a statement that the british authorities have drawn clear lines in connection with visa policy and the commission never interfere in the case of an individual.

The government sought his repatriation from the UK as he is convicted in Avenfield and Al-Azizia corruption cases. In March, the Ministry of Interior refused to extend the passport of Nawaz Sharif as he had been declared an absconder by courts in Pakistan.