Nawaz Sharif Alters Arrival Plan, Will Land at Islamabad Airport


Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is making a significant change in his travel plans, opting to land at Islamabad International Airport instead of Lahore’s Allama Iqbal International Airport, as per recent reports.

In a surprising turn of events, Nawaz Sharif, who has been in self-imposed exile since 2019, left for London during the middle of his seven-year jail term on medical grounds.

Currently in Saudi Arabia, the elder Sharif is scheduled to travel to Pakistan via Dubai on October 21. Insider sources disclosed that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif will now touch down in Islamabad at 1:00 pm on a special flight, FZ-4525.

Contrary to earlier reports indicating his arrival at Lahore airport on October 21 and an address at Minar-i-Pakistan, the change in plans is a notable development.

Nawaz Sharif has taken legal action by filing a protective bail plea in Islamabad High Court (IHC) related to the Avenfield and Al-Azizia references. This petition seeks the court’s endorsement of protective bail for Sharif to comply with the law.

The former prime minister’s request for bail is aimed at enabling him to confront the cases against him, seeking a legal order to prevent his arrest as he prepares to present himself before the court.

According to the plea, Nawaz Sharif’s landing in Islamabad on October 21 will be facilitated by a special flight. His legal team is urging the court to expedite the hearing.

Nawaz Sharif previously faced convictions by accountability courts, receiving a 10-year prison sentence along with an eight-million-pound fine in the Avenfield case and a 7-year term in the Al-Azizia reference. Furthermore, the court had disqualified him from holding public office for a decade.

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