Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed announced on Wednesday that Supreme PML-N and Nawaz Sharif’s former Premier’s passport would be canceled on February 16, 2011.
When he spoke to Islamabad reporters, he claimed that the opposition was “exposed” to money launderers and people who got iqamas (work permits) because they were not truthful with the country.
“Why did all these people use to take iqamas? If I as the interior minister obtain an iqama, it means there is something fishy and I don’t have faith in my land,” he said.
Both “thieves” became united as their wealth was discovered and believed that they were victimized by money laundering and corruption.
When asked by a reporter, who is next, following the detention of PML-N chief Khawaja Asif on Tuesday, Rashid said that he had not been informed but added that “[We] will cancel the passport of Nawaz Sharif by 16 February.”
After he was permitted to leave for medical care in the region, Nawaz has stayed in London since November last year.
In 2 cases – Avenfield properties and Al-Azizia – the chief of the PML-N was declared convict by the Islamabad High Court before the Court earlier this month.
The same day, Premier Mirza Shahzad Akbar, Advisor for Accounts and Home Affairs, said that the authorities of the United Kingdom had been ordered to deport the former prime minister convicted of his country.
He said Pakistan had written a letter to the United Kingdom to revoke the Nawaz medical visa issued after the taking of an enterprise.
A well-established UK source told Dawn last month that in October a leading Pakistani official met with a British counterpart to say that Nawaz was “no more a soft problem” between the UK and Pakistan, which would result in close relations between the countries if he refused to deport him.
In October, Prime Minister Imran Khan said he would contact British Prime Minister BorisJohnson to negotiate, if possible, his expulsion, and his consultant Akbar wrote a letter on October 5 urging her to deport the former prime minister, whom he said is “responsible for plundering the country.”
In the case of Nawaz, the Government of Pakistan hopes to reassure the UK authorities, if they do not have leave to stay, that is, if their claim has not been denied or if their permission to remain has expired, to bring about a ‘forced expulsion’ — often called an ‘administration delete,’ which means that the Home Office enforces the deletion by the UK.
While the Nawaz case was unusual in that it concerned an influential political figure, at a time when it was shot at home as a haven for foreigners suspected of corruption, it came to the UK home office.
Reporters and advocacy advocates have attacked the British government’s policies in recent years, which reported that the UK was “a safe haven for corrupt wealth.” Transparency International called on the British Government in 2018, after he was found guilty in the Avenfield case and sentenced to 10 years, to open an inquiry into the London estate of Nawaz.
Sheikh Rashid statement
Rashid’s statement came when everyone was shocked by the Pakistan Popular Party (PPP) announcing the election contest, at the same time approving nearly all Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) decisions, including the resignation from the meetings. A week earlier the announcement came out.
The party also agreed to challenge Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI)-led Pakistan Governments in the Center and in other provinces by means of a motion of censure at the National Assembly, Punjab Assembly, and others, at its Central Executive Council (CEC) meeting at the Bilawal Building.
The Minister of the Interior declared the door open for discussion when he called the opposition “they” to be forgiven for cheating.
“They are all going to be exposed,” he said.
He also advised that visas for all nations, including Afghanistan and China, can be applied online from 1 January.
In addressing matters with the CDA, the Minister for the Interior declared that all planning authority contract jobs would be regularised.
In addition, the Minister of the Interior said that terrorist attacks could occur, so the Eagle Squad was deployed in the area. “Only three check-posts in Islamabad will remain functional while the rest will be closed,” added Rashid.
Rashid had spoken to reporters in Islamabad a day ago and claimed that people who spoke against the armed forces would be punished according to law and declared that Mufti Kifayatullah was reported for anti-military comments in Lahore.
He said the PDM declaration that its parliamentarians would resign was in a state of turbulence and added that there was a disintegration of the opposition coalition.