Nawaz Sharif likely to postpone his return back to Pakistan: report
Caretaker Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti has declared that the government stands prepared to take action against PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif if his bail is not granted, as reported by ARY News. Speaking during an interview on the ARY News program "Khabar," the caretaker interior minister emphasized that apprehending a single accused individual at the airport does not necessitate a massive force, and if Nawaz Sharif's bail request is denied, he will be arrested, though it is likely that Nawaz Sharif may willingly submit to arrest.
These developments linked with Nawaz Sharif stance of accountability calls for former Generals have created ripples and things have gone negative for him. Shehbaz Sharif had to rush to London to cool the things down but Nawaz seemed adamant on his stance which may create troubles for him and sources have revealed that once again his arrival in Pakistan may be delayed.
Bugti explained that the ultimate decision regarding the release of PTI chief and former Prime Ministe before the upcoming elections rests with the courts. Notably, Bugti pointed out that while several Prime Ministers have faced arrest in the past, it is the PTI chief who appears to be most apprehensive about such an outcome.
Prior to Bugti's remarks, former finance minister Ishaq Dar asserted that there are no legal obstacles preventing PML-N leader Nawaz Sharif from participating in elections. He highlighted that Article 62(1)(f), which reduced the disqualification sentence to five years, had been passed by the parliament and subsequently approved by the president. This provision seems to provide a legal pathway for Nawaz Sharif's participation in future electoral processes.
In conclusion, the statements made by Caretaker Interior Minister Sarfraz Bugti and former finance minister Ishaq Dar underscore the ongoing political and legal developments surrounding Nawaz Sharif's potential arrest and participation in elections.
The fate of Nawaz Sharif and his eligibility to contest elections will ultimately be determined by the courts, with legal arguments centered around Article 62(1)(f) and the president's approval of this provision. These developments mark a significant chapter in Pakistan's political landscape, with implications for the upcoming elections and the broader political discourse in the country.