Person of the Week: Nawaz Sharif

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Person of the Week: Nawaz Sharif

Illustration: Shruti Yatam

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awaz Sharif’s flight from Abu Dhabi to Lahore yesterday was probably the most exciting air journey since Snakes on a Plane – though the IRL drama far exceeds the viewers of the Hollywood thriller. The difference was that instead of venomous reptiles, the aircraft was likely to be crawling with political intrigue. Once Sharif landed, there was no welcome drink awaiting him. Instead, there was a Pakistani law enforcement agent doing his best Arnie impression and screaming “GET TO DA CHOPPA!” as they bundled the former Prime Minister into a helicopter to transport him to a Rawalpindi jail.

At a time when the monsoon turned Mumbai into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, Sharif has still managed to make Lahore the most action-packed city in the subcontinent. For that alone, he deserves the honour of Person of the Week. So get yourself a lawyer and brush up on your rights, because at this party, everybody is leaving in handcuffs.

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