Will return to Pakistan before budget session, Shehbaz claims


Leader of Opposition in National Assembly (NA) Shehbaz Sharif on Monday put rumours of his return from London to rest by announcing that he will be returning to Pakistan before the budget session for the fiscal year 2019-20 on May 24.

While speaking to a local news outlet, Shehbaz said that he had no intentions to remain out of Pakistan.

“I can confirm that I will be back in Pakistan before the budget session. I have a few medical check-ups to attend to in the next few days and I will be returning to Pakistan after that. It could be much sooner than the budget session, subject to clearance from the doctors,” he said.

Earlier, social media was used to spread news regarding the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N) leader’s ‘escape’. However, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Khawaja Asif had denied the rumours.

Shehbaz who has been in London for three weeks now has appointments with a cancer specialist on May 8 and May 14.