Nawaz Sharif ignores warnings, takes to GT Road today

ISLAMABAD: Despite concerns about his security, former prime minister Nawaz Sharif was adamant that he will leave for Lahore via the historic Grand Trunk (GT) Road on Wednesday morning.

“I will not wait for the situation to calm down because I have every right to go home,” he told reporters at the Punjab House on Tuesday, referring to the recent bombing in Lahore and the heightened security threats there.

Reports suggested that his brother Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal and his predecessor Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan were among several close figures who warned the ousted PM against proceeding to Lahore by road.

Mr Sharif is said to have ignored their advice, but sent his wife Kulsoom and daughter Maryam to Lahore a day before his own departure.

Source: Dawn

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