If Nawaz Sharif’s visa is not extended, he may face difficulties. A foreign national cannot stay in the UK for more than six months at a time pending a visa extension.
Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (file photo)
The UK Home Ministry has rejected the visa extension application of former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif with the exemption of the right of appeal. Nawaz Sharif, 71, convicted in two corruption cases in Pakistan, has been living in London since November 2019. The Lahore High Court had allowed him to go abroad for four weeks for treatment. (Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif application for visa extension in UK rejected)
Dawn News quoted Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) spokesperson Maryam Aurangzeb as saying, “The UK Home Ministry has refused to extend the visa of Mohammad Nawaz Sharif.” Aurangzeb said that an appeal can be made against the decision of the Ministry of Home Affairs and till that time the PML-N supremo will remain in the UK. Hussain Nawaz Sharif, son of three-time prime minister Nawaz Sharif, confirmed to Geo News that a petition has been filed with the UK Immigration Authority against the Home Ministry’s decision.
may have to return to pakistan
A foreign national cannot stay in the UK for more than six months at a time pending a visa extension. It is understood that Sharif was applying for extension till now and his application was also being accepted. It is not clear how long Sharif’s current UK visa is valid, the report said.
blow for Sharif family
Britain’s Home Ministry directive is a setback for the politically powerful Sharif family. Legal experts believe that his plea to stay in the UK is sound given his health condition. The same thing has been clearly expressed by the PML-N leadership. Sharif’s spokesman Mohammad Zubair said the party would pursue all judicial options for Sharif’s uninterrupted treatment in Britain. If Nawaz Sharif has to return to Pakistan, he can be arrested. He had gone to Britain for treatment, after which he did not return.
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