CM Punjab returns from London ahead of Nawaz’s court appearance | Pakistan

LAHORE: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif returned to country from London on Tuesday, the same day former prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before the accountability court in relation to the corruption references against the Sharif family.

Shehbaz Sharif returned to Lahore early today via PK-758 flight.

Shehbaz arrived in London on Saturday, his second trip this month and held a detailed meeting with Nawaz at his son Hasan’s residence.

During his stay, Shehbaz rejected reports of a rift in Sharif family, emphasising his unrelenting support for his brother, the ousted former prime minister.

“Those trying to create misunderstandings, note this: I will always stand with Nawaz Sharif,” he said, stressing that he has always been and will always be sincere with his brother.

On the other hand, Nawaz has been residing in London since August 30 to spend time with his wife, Kulsoom Nawaz, who is undergoing treatment for lymphoma.

The Nawaz family is wanted by the Islamabad Accountability Court which is hearing corruption cases against it. 

Nawaz, his daughter Maryam, sons Hussain and Hasan, and son-in-law MNA Capt (retd) Safdar have all been summoned by the accountability court. However, only Nawaz appeared in person today. 

The cases have been filed by the National Accountability Bureau in light of the Supreme Court’s judgment in the Panama Papers case. 

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