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Pakistan refuses to renew Nawaz Sharif’s passport

Pakistan refuses to renew Nawaz Sharif’s passport

Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan instructed not to refresh the diplomatic passport of Nawaz Sharif, a Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo.

Pakistani interior minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed confirmed that the PM ordered not to renew Sharif’s passport. The fugitive former PM now prefers to reside in London.

In its response to a query by the foreign ministry made on February 19 regarding the request for issuance of a new diplomatic passport by the former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif”, the interior ministry has rejected the possibility of it.

Sharif’s passport had expired in February of this year, reported Dawn. Now, in order to return to Pakistan, Mr Sharif may apply for an Emergency Travel Document from the Pakistan High Commission in the UK. Moreover, “the same may be issued once he produces prior bookings of travel to Pakistan through PIA (Pakistan International Airlines) only.”