Shehbaz Sharif will not return to Pakistan, predicts Dr Firdous
ISLAMABAD: Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan here on Thursday said that changes in Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) indicated that Shehbaz Sharif would not return to Pakistan, ARY News reported.
Talking to state television, Firdous Ashiq Awan said, “If he wanted to return from London he would not appoint someone else on his post.”
She further said that If they had started appointing people outside the family to the key positions it indicated that this was the first step towards an NRO.
” Following the narrative of PM Imran Khan, PML-N has changed its leadership today”, said Firdous Ashiq Awan.
She said that democracy and corruption could not go hand in hand and added, “Corrupt elements are seeking National Reconciliation Ordinance (NRO) but no corrupt would be granted NRO in Naya Pakistan.”
Earlier in the day, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Thursday nominated Rana Tanveer as Shehbaz Sharif’s replacement to chair Public Accounts Committee (PAC).
According to sources, Khawaja Asif has been nominated as parliamentary leader. Asif was nominated parliamentary leader by former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
“Khawaja Asif was made parliamentary leader on the request of Shehbaz Sharif,” Abbasi said.
Last year, Sharif was elected chairman of the parliamentary committee unopposed after the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf government conceded the coveted post to the president of PML-N.
Vowing to return soon, Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif left for London on April 10 to see his grandchildren.