Allowing Nawaz Sharif to leave the country was a “mistake”, says Pakistan PM Imran Khan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan on Thursday said that allowing former PM Nawaz Sharif to leave the country was a “mistake” and that his government “regretted” the decision.

In an interview with ARY News, Khan hinted that the government was pressurised to send Nawaz abroad, saying that the reports presented to the government suggested that the 70-year-old leader was severely ill.


“Now we feel embarrassed. Now he (Nawaz) has started doing politics (from) there as well and, when you see him, it seems like there’s nothing (wrong) with him,” Khan added.

The former PM was last year allowed to leave for London owing to medical reasons after he was diagnosed with an immune system disorder.

For the uninitiated, Mr Nawaz was convicted in a corruption reference and is nominated in multiple references filed by the country’s National Accountability Bureau.