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Sharif will return after Eid: Relative
September 29, 2007 18:53 IST
Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, who was deported on his arrival from exile would make another attempt to return to Pakistan after Eid, a close relative of the deposed leader has said.
Nawaz Sharif would return to the country soon after the Eid-ul-Fitr, Hamza Shahbaz Sharif, nephew of the former prime minister, said.
"The nation will listen a good news soon after Eid-ul-Fitr," Pakistan's official news agency APP quoted Hamza as saying.
However, he did not reveal the exact date of Sharif's return. Sharif was deported to Saudi Arabia on September 10, hours after returning to Pakistan on a flight from London [Images].
Hamza also condemned the way the former prime minister and PML-N leader was deported on September 10 saying, Sharif had returned to Pakistan after a favourable Supreme Court verdict.
The Supreme Court has fixed October 17 as the date for the next hearing on the contempt petitions we filed against Sharif's deportation and the party would finalise its future strategy after that, he said.
Pakistan's Supreme Court yesterday issued notices to Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz and several other top officials seeking their explanation on the deportation of former premier Nawaz Sharif to Saudi Arabia in violation of a court order allowing his return.