CHITRAL: Pakistan’s three time former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to return to Pakistan after three years in self exile in the UK. Mr Sharif is also scheduled to visit Saudi Arabia and UAE before his arrival in Pakistan scheduled on 21 October.
The Ex PM who is vying for a fourth term in office is expected to bring with him some relief packages/aid/loan etc courtesy the countries he would be visiting before coming over, as these countries have supported him in the past also.
The politics of aid/loan/charity has harmed Pakistan more than anything else by not allowing it to stand on own feet. Ziaul Haq brought in dollars as a reward for Pakistan’s unholy involvement in the Afghan war. Musharraf brought in dollars by selling Pakistan’s sovereignty and foreign policy to the US and KSA. During their time economy seemed superficially stable. However, as soon as these dictators were off the saddle, the lollipop melted and soiled Pakistan’s already degraded existence. Nawaz Sharif if thinking on same lines will repeat the same mistake by deal another blow to the country incapacitating Pakistan further.
If Nawaz Sharif want’s to redeem his honour, he should announce to bring his collosal wealth which is parked abroad, back into Pakistan. Pakistan needs it’s own and it’s citizens money more than it needs Arab charity. Pakistani money abroad if brought back can turn the table on the economy and we can raise our heads, for a change.
If Turkey has a rule where no politician can own property outside Turkey, what stops us from adopting the same rule. Nawaz Sharif can become a hero if he announces the same as his election manifesto starting with his own money which at the moment are filling foreign banks and strengthening foreign economies while Pakistan is wailing under it’s own weight. .. CN report,10 Oct 23