Nawaz is a convict, govt will bring him back: Shahzad Akbar

By: News Desk      Published: 05:31 PM, 22 Aug, 2020
Nawaz is a convict, govt will bring him back: Shahzad Akbar

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior Shahzad Akbar on Saturday said legal means would be used for bringing former prime minister Nawaz Sharif back to the country.

Addressing a press conference in Lahore, he said Nawaz was a convict and the UK had been informed about him being an absconder. “It is not an under-trial case. Nawaz Sharif has been sentenced,” Shahzad added.

He said Nawaz’s guarantor Shehbaz Sharif would also question on the issue. “Double standards won’t be followed now. It is a slap on the face of accountability.”

Shahzad claimed that the opposition was misguiding the people and said Nawaz could post his images but won’t be able to enter politics again. “A person disqualified for life cannot do politics.”

He said Nawaz was walking on the streets of London, adding that his bail was based upon medical reasons and reports were to be submitted on a weekly basis.

The entire nation had reservations over his health, said the prime minister’s adviser and accused the opposition members of money laundering which, he said, was the mother of all crimes.

He further claimed that what the opposition had been demanding was the “NRO plus plus plus” but the prime minister would not give any NRO. Shun the drawing-room politics and reach the people, Shahzad advised.

Speaking on the occasion, Punjab Information Minister Fayyaz-ul-Hassan Chohan said Nawaz had fled the country but was asking others to launch a movement. Maryam Nawaz wanted to destroy the politics of Shehbaz, he said and added that the incident outside the NAB office in Lahore was a drama.

Adviser to the Prime Minister on Political Communication Shahbaz Gill was also present on the occasion.

The press conference and the much-repeated promise just hours after Railways Minister Sheikh Rashid admitted that it was difficult to bring PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif back to the country.

“We haven’t been able to bring back Ishaq Dar and Suleman Shehbaz. How can we bring back Nawaz Sharif,” Sheikh told media persons in Lahore.