Deposed Pakistani prime minister and PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif, and his daughter are set to return to their homeland this month to lead the electoral campaign in Punjab.
According to reports in the local media, Nawaz, who is in self-imposed exile in Britain, is planning to return with Maryam Nawaz. Recently, Nawaz spoke on the phone with his younger brother Shehbaz Sharif, the current Prime Minister, and other party leaders to map out a strategy amid political chaos in Punjab.
As Punjab Chief Minister Parvez Elahi earlier this week signed the brief to dissolve the provincial assembly after a political tug-of-war, Sharif, 73, instructed the premier to instruct Punjab Governor Baligh-ur Rehman to handle political concerns in the country’s most populous province.
While PML-N officials announced their intention to win the provincial elections, Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz planned to take part in the election campaign with large-scale drives.
Recently, the Sharif family confidant and interior minister Rana Sanaullah declared that his party was ready for the next 90-day elections and made bold promises to destroy the Imran Khan-led party in the area.
He however mentioned that the National Assembly, Sindh, and Balochistan assemblies will complete their terms until August 2023.
Sanaullah slammed PTI for ‘undemocratic act’ to dissolve assemblies, saying all members of the ruling alliance opposed the idea.