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PM Abbasi visits alma mater Lawrence college on its 157 foundation day

MURREE: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi visited his alma mater Lawrence College Ghora Gali on the occasion of its 157 foundation day and reminisced his days here as a student.

The prime minister addressed the ceremony.

“Almost 42 years ago I studied from this place and it was a golden time period of my life,” said Abbasi.

This institution is one of the finest and has produced numerous prominent personalities and politicians, he added.

The Lawrence college was formed in 1860 after Sir Henry Montgomery Lawrence.

The College caters to educational needs of students from all four provinces and Gilgit-Baltistan.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was sworn in as the 18th prime minister of Pakistan on August 1. Abbasi was elected as the new prime minister following the disqualification of Nawaz Sharif by the Supreme Court.

 

Nawaz Sharif to leave for London to attend ailing wife

LAHORE: Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will leave for London to attend his ailing wife, Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who is struggling with disease of cancer.

Nawaz will leave for London at 11 AM, boarding Pakistan International Airlines flight PK-757.

The recently re-elected Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president will be accompanied by his secretary Mohammed Hanif Khan.

The former prime minister’s PIA ticket has a return date of January 4, 2018.

This is the second visit of the former PM to London, after his wife was diagnosed with lymphoma (cancer of lymph nodes) by British doctors on August 22.

Sharif, who left for London on August 30 on account of his wife’s medical treatment, returned to the country on September 25 to face the Supreme Court-directed corruption cases against him.

After Nawaz’s appearance before the court, Mohsin Ranjha, a member of his legal team, briefed the media. He said the former premier’s indictment has been deferred to October 9, the next date of hearing.

The former prime minister’s children are still in London. On September 26, the court had also issued bailable arrest warrants for his children and son-in-law as they failed to appear before it, despite two earlier summons.

Maryam Nawaz had gone to London after the by-election on Nawaz’s home seat, held on Sept 17, was bagged by Kulsoom by a winning margin of around 14,000 votes.

The seat was vacated after Nawaz’s disqualification by the Supreme Court in its July 28 judgment in the Panama Papers case.