Return, time is running out: Javed Hashmi's advice to Nawaz.

LAHORE -- Veteran politician Javed Hashmi on Monday advised former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to return to the country without wasting further time.

Mr Sharif has been living in London for the last three years in self-imposed exile on 'medical grounds'. On Monday, he along with his daughter Maryam Nawaz and a few other family members reportedly left for a 'recreation trip' of Europe.

'Without wasting a minute Nawaz Sharif should return to the country. Someone should stand up against the establishment and make sacrifices for the country,' Mr Hashmi said in a talk with journalists here.

He criticised the establishment for its alleged role in politics, urging it to separate itself (from politics) for the sake of the country. He said the country would progress the day a government was truly formed through the votes of the people. He said it was an established fact that the establishment formed and broke the government.

PML-N chief is currently on Europe trip

Replying to a question, Hashmi said the Shehbaz Sharif government had also been formed with the help of the establishment.

Javed Hashmi also castigated those who took gifts from the Toshakhana. 'Why presidents, former prime ministers and others felt the need to have gifts from Toshakhana. Those who have taken gifts from Toshakhana should seek apology from the nation,' he said.

Hashmi said the establishment had brought Imran Khan to power and...

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