Minister for Interior Sheikh Rasheed on Sunday said that if PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif wants to return to Pakistan, he will issue a “visa” to him within 24 hours and will also “pay for his air ticket”.
Rasheed made the announcement after rumours started spreading that Nawaz would possibly return to Pakistan ahead of the next general elections.
Speaking during a press conference in Karachi, the interior minister said that Nawaz had left the country citing medical reasons but “never visited a doctor” once he reached England.
Answering a question related to the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly Shahbaz Sharif, Rasheed said: “Your threats will not affect us in any way; you should look at your own conduct. No one else has been as corrupt as you, so you cannot hold us accountable for anything.”
Rasheed went on to say that both, the Sharif and Zardari families, are “corrupt”, so Prime Minister Imran Khan will continue to fight against their corruption “till his last breath”.
The interior minister was also questioned about the founder of MQM Altaf Hussain, and in response, he said that he has known him since his days as a student.
“We cannot talk to him (Altaf) anymore because he has too many murder cases registered against his name,” the minister said. “On the other hand, we have had a good relationship with MQM-Pakistan and will continue to do so.”
He reiterated that despite the Opposition’s aggressive campaign to oust the PTI-led government, PM Imran Khan will not be going anywhere. He added that the government has good relations with the establishment.