Nawaz Sharif chalay London
Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been thorn in the side of current Prime Minister Imran Khan. Even with having been under arrest and jailed after being convicted by a JIT, Nawaz Sharif couldn’t help but be center of news in Pakistan. With his recent health struggles, there has been a renewed interest in him and his alleged attempts at escaping culpability.
Nawaz Sharif left for London earlier today after weeks of back and forth about his health
Having been diagnosed with an immune system disorder, the former Prime Minister’s health kept on deteriorating despite doctors trying to stabilize him. His medical consultants had suggested that he be taken to London for proper treatment but because PM Imran Khan had said that he won’t allow his political opponents to escape culpability, the Government had been unwilling to allow for Mr. Sharif to leave the country. But the Lahore High Court did the job that the PTI Government was hesitant to get their hands dirty with and this morning Nawaz Sharif left for London in an air ambulance.
— Madiha Ikram Qureshi (@Madihaikram8) November 19, 2019
As Nawaz Sharif left for London a lot of his fans were gathered to greet him in the way
While he was on his way to the airport from his home in Jati Umra in an ambulance, hordes of PML N supporters showered the former Prime Minister with rose petals.
Before he left for the airport, Nawaz Sharif was reportedly sent off by his mother, daughter – Maryam Nawaz – and other family members at their home in Jati Umra near Lahore.
— Murtaza Ali Shah (@MurtazaViews) November 19, 2019
Of course Pakistanis can’t stop trolling Nawaz Sharif for escaping to London
— Abdul Rahim Musakhail (@MusakhailRahim) November 19, 2019
A guy flew from London to Pakistan to face the courts, got convicted and sentenced to jail, he became unwell and went back to London. #NawazSharif This has got to be the most legendary U-TURN ever! Get well soon sir.
— Haroon Shahid (@HaroonsMusic) November 19, 2019
— Sajid Khan Afridi (@SajidKhanAfd) November 19, 2019
People are particularly chanting “Go Nawaz Go”, saying that they’re doing it for one last time because they believe that Nawaz Sharif would not be coming back
— Shafak Zahra 🍁🇵🇰 (@SyedashafakPTI) November 17, 2019
Others are comparing how the justice system in Pakistan hasn’t helped the many marginalized folks but has quickly come to a decision regarding a privileged political leader
— hamzakaleem (@hamzakaleem5) November 19, 2019
Nawaz Sharif VS Bisma Amjad!
Today, as the "convict" #NawazSharif flies to UK, having had "justice" served on OFF day within 24 hours of appeal, I hope #LahoreHighCourt hears Bisma's Appeal too, who's been WAITING to be heard for 5 YEARS!👇
(Model Town Massacre – June 16, 2014) pic.twitter.com/8j9GZo52d7
— Maleeha Hashmey (@MaleehaHashmey) November 19, 2019
There were tall claims made on both sides – by the PML N as well as the PTI Government – that there would be no escaping for the former Prime Minister and no deals would be made by the Government to let him leave the country without being held accountable for the corruption that he’s been accused of.
With Nawaz Sharif having left for London all eyes are on the next development after his court allotted time limit expires to reveal if he is going to return or if it’s another case of the awaam having been fooled by politicians.
Cover image via: thenews.com.pk