Pakistan has demanded the UK to send ex-PM Nawaz Sharif home to serve his jail sentence for corruption. According to the Financial Times, Nawaz Sharif has been in London for nearly a year after temporary release from prison on medical grounds.
Priti Patel is “duty bound” to deport Nawaz Sharif, the former Pakistan prime minister, to serve his jail sentence for corruption, his successor’s government has told the UK home secretary in a letter. The fallen ruler has been residing in London for nearly a year after being temporarily released from prison in Pakistan and given permission to leave the country for an eight-week trip for medical treatment.
The demand from Pakistan’s prime minister, Imran Khan, follows a pledge of tough treatment for foreign criminals under new post-Brexit immigration rules by Ms Patel, a member of the UK’s Conservative government, the report said.—APP