PM returns home from London


ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived here Tuesday from London after his medical checkup.


The PM stayed for a week in London.

Upon his arrival at the Nur Khan Airbase, the prime minister was received by Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Special Assistant to PM on Political Affairs Dr Asif Kirmani, Special Assistant to PM on Foreign Affairs Syed Tariq Fatemi and senior officials.

Earlier, talking to reporters prior to his departure, Sharif affirmed that Panama Papers do not feature his name as owner of offshore companies. He underscored need for an independent commission for investigation.

“Thank God, I had my checkup, I’m all right now and leaving for Pakistan,” the PM said while replying to a question about his health.

Regarding possibility of an inquiry commission under Chief Justice of Pakistan, he said the Supreme Court has already clarified that it’s not possible.

“The commission will surely be formed, and I’m in favour of it and hope that this issue will be resolved soon, but what to do with those immature politicians who had even refused judgment of rigging commission in the past,” the PM said.

“Pakistan’s development should not be hindered. The nation does not support dharna politics, they want peace and prosperity,” he said, while replying to a question about opposition’s pressure on him to step down.

Two sons and a daughter of the PM were named in the mass leak of offshore account data from the Panama firm Mossack Fonseca.

In response to alleged irregularities in funds collected for Imran Khan’s Shaukat Khanam Memorial Hospital (SKMH), the PM said all charges should be investigated.