Nawaz Sharif, Maryam back in Lahore ahead of court hearing

Nawaz Sharif, Maryam back in Lahore ahead of court hearing
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Islamabad: Former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz on Sunday reached Lahore ahead of a court hearing on December 19.

Sharif and his daughter returned on Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK758, which landed at Lahore’s airport around 8AM, and have reached Jati Umra, reported Geo News.

Nawaz Sharif had departed for London on December 4 after being exempted from appearing before the court to attend to his ailing wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz who is suffering from lymphoma and is undergoing chemotherapy.

The former premier had been granted exemption from appearing before the court till December 12.

The next hearing will be held on December 19, in which both Nawaz and Maryam are expected to appear before the court.

Reacting to Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan and Jahangir Tareen’s case verdict, while addressing the media in London before his departure for Pakistan on Saturday, the former premier said, “The decision speaks for itself. Everything we have said about double standards is being proven right.”

Nawaz said that dual standard of law will not be accepted and the decision “speaks for itself”.

Nawaz is facing three corruption references in the accountability court filed by NAB as per the directions of the apex court.(ANI)