A top leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PMLN) party stated that the country’s establishment has now accepted the political narrative of PML-N’s leader, Nawaz Sharif, and has decided to stay away from direct involvement in politics.
During a press conference, the PML-N’s Secretary General, Ahsan Iqbal, mentioned that Nawaz Sharif’s views have gained recognition, and the establishment has openly declared its intention not to interfere in political matters any further.
Iqbal emphasized the importance of cooperation between the establishment and the judiciary to advance the country’s economy. He also argued that Pakistan cannot afford to experiment with new leadership at this point, asserting that the solution to Pakistan’s challenges lies in electing an experienced politician like Nawaz Sharif.
He further highlighted the need for all stakeholders to adhere to their constitutional roles, emphasizing that all state institutions are assets of Pakistan. The PML-N’s previous focus on holding powerful individuals accountable for Nawaz Sharif’s removal from office in 2017 has now shifted towards addressing the country’s economic challenges.
With upcoming elections scheduled for the end of January, the PML-N has initiated its election campaign, with Nawaz Sharif’s planned return from self-exile in London since 2019 being a significant factor.
Nawaz Sharif, who was disqualified in the Panama Papers case in 2017, is expected to return to Lahore on October 21 and address a rally at Minar-e-Pakistan before facing pending legal cases.
During a rally later in the day, PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif emphasized that Nawaz’s return to Pakistan is not for seeking revenge but to help the country navigate its ongoing crisis. Shehbaz reiterated that Nawaz is coming back to serve the people of Pakistan and restart the journey towards prosperity.