Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Nawaz Sharif has been living in Britain since 2019. Sharif was banned by the Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority in June last year after he was declared guilty and a fugitive. Nawaz Sharif delivers televised address
Lahore: Nawaz Sharif, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan, delivered his first televised address in three years despite a ban on speech. Sharif was banned from giving speeches after he was declared a fugitive.
According to a report in the media on Tuesday, Sharif’s speech is an indicator of the soft stance of the government run by his brother Shahbaz Sharif.
Sharif (72) has been living in the UK since 2019 after leaving the country on the pretext of treatment. The Pakistan Electronic Media Regulatory Authority has banned Sharif in the wake of him being declared guilty and a fugitive.
Nawaz Sharif, a three-time prime minister, made a short speech on Sunday and made a passionate appeal for help to Pakistan, a country badly hit by the floods. In his address, Sharif appealed to the people to help the needy.
Sharif’s party Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is currently leading the coalition government of Pakistan.
He was declared a fugitive by the Islamabad High Court on June 24 last year for his persistent failure to appear in court in corruption-related cases. Earlier, he was serving a sentence of 10 years and seven years in two corruption cases.