Nawaz to leave for London on Oct 5: sources

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LAHORE (Dunya News) – Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif is likely to fly to London on October 5, sources privy to Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz reported on Saturday (September 30th).Reportedly, the disqualified premier would fly back to his posh Mayfair residence in coming week after around a weeklong stay in Pakistan.He had landed in Islamabad this Monday and convened meeting with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi among leaders of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz and appeared for a corruption reference hearing at an accountability court.He visited Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif in Lahore and applied for extension of his British visa at embassy of the United Kingdom.Sources have reported that the ex-premier is to see his wife, Kulsoom Nawaz after she was discharged from a London hospital this week following successful surgeries for treatment of lymph nodes cancer.She won the NA-120 by-polls held on September 17th with a margin of over 10,000 votes. The electioneering was conducted by her daughter Maryam Nawaz in her absence who among her two brothers is in London.Reports of Nawaz Sharif flying back to London had earlier surfaced this week but were denied.The party presidencyNawaz Sharif was sacked as the president of Muslim League-Nawaz following his disqualification on July 28 by the top court in a corruption reference.Accrording to the code of the election commission, the disqualified member could not lead a political party which is why Shehbaz Sharif was appointed the party president.The electoral reforms bill that was approved in the Senate earlier this month paved way for his re-appointment as the party president.A session of the National Assembly is scheduled for October 2nd to have the reforms bill approved. The session was earlier scheduled for October 4th however reportedly, the revision was made in accordance with his departure plan.Reportedly, the bill would be forwarded to the president the same day and on October 3rd (Tuesday), a meeting of top brass of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz would re-elect him as the president of the political front.
Source: Dunya News

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