Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordered the issuance of a diplomatic passport to his elder brother and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who will return to Pakistan after Eid.
Shehbaz Sharif was sworn-in as Pakistan’s 23rd prime minister on April 11 (File/Facebook)
Pakistan Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday ordered the issuance of diplomatic passport to his elder brother and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.
According to Pakistan media reports, Nawaz Sharif will return to Pakistan after Eid on a diplomatic passport.
Several corruption cases had been launched by the Imran Khan government against the 72-year-old supremo of Pakistan Muslim League (Nawaz) since his ouster from office by the Supreme Court in July 2017 in the Panama Papers case.
Nawaz Sharif left for London in 2019 after the Lahore High Court granted him four-week permission to go abroad for his treatment.
He had given an undertaking to the Lahore High Court to return to Pakistan, citing his record to face the process of law and justice within four weeks or as soon as he is declared healthy and fit to travel by doctors.
(With inputs from agencies)