As per the top news stories, Nawaz Sharif returned in the political field after more than three-and-a-half months in Murree, his most loved resort. The former PM reached in Murree earlier on Thursday night. He has been residing there at his deluxe villa situated at the Kashmir Point close to the Mall Road.
On September 28, 2018 Nawaz held gatherings with party workers from Murree, Rawalpindi, and Islamabad where a condolence meeting was held regarding the passing of Nawaz’s wife and former first woman, Kulsoom Nawaz. Throughout the day the former PM was joined by some senior party leaders, including Senator Asif Kirmani. Top news is that Nawaz is in Murree when top party leaders, including former PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, are in Lahore. Abbasi is in Lahore for his by-election campaign in the NA-124 Lahore. PML-N’s Secretary-General and former provincial minister Raja Ashfaq Sarwar is in Lahore to experiencing medical treatment. Nawaz Sharif is probably going to remain in Murree for the following couple of days.
The former PM did not show up in the Accountability Court in Islamabad on Friday, September 28, 2018, after he was permitted exception from showing up personally in the Al Azizia reference. He is expected to show up on Monday. Nawaz is probably going to start his political activities from the first week of October by holding social events and address corner gatherings of PML-N’s by-elections candidates.
Senior PML-N leaders’ referred to three factors that may help support the N-League’s vote bank. They included bail granted to Nawaz, his daughter and son in law by the Islamabad High Court in the Avenfield Apartments reference, sympathy vote of Kulsoom’s death, and unpopular choices taken by PTI government. Nawaz was withdrawn from political exercises since June 14 when he and Maryam Nawaz left for London to meet poor Kulsoom Nawaz. On July 6, the Accountability Court reported its decision in the Avenfield Apartments reference and condemned Nawaz to 10 years in jail, seven-year sentence to Maryam, other than granting a year-long jail term to Maryam’s husband Capt. (retd.) Safdar.
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Nawaz and Maryam reached Pakistan on July 13 and were directly taken to Adiala Jail Rawalpindi shortly after they arrived in Lahore. Safdar was captured and imprisoned a couple of days before them. On September 11, Kulsoom lost a year-long fight with cancer in London. That night, Sharifs and Safdar were allowed a primary 12-hour parole and traveled to Lahore regarding Kulsoom’s funeral at Jati Umra in Raiwind. On September 12, the parole was stretched to five days and the three were imprisoned again on September 17. And the current news is that on September 19, 2018, Friday Islamabad High Court (IHC) ordered the discharge of Nawaz, Maryam, and Safdar on bail.