As the picture went viral on social media, it sparked a debate about his health with his detractors asking why he does not return to Pakistan if he is well and roaming on London streets, while his supporters expressed joy at seeing their leader in good health and spirits.
"How all of a sudden Sharif who was brought into politics by military dictator General Ziaul Haq became champion of democracy and Indian media is portraying him as a hero,” the prime minister said in an interview with a local TV channel.
The passport expires on this day, and if the government doesn’t issue a new passport, the former premier will face a difficult situation. Earlier, former finance minister Ishaq Dar is also faced a similar situation.
"Why do these revelations expose repeatedly?” he posed a question in a series of tweets, and said exactly what he has been saying in his 24 years fight against corruption, which is the biggest threat to Pakistan’s progress. "These elites come to power and plunder the country.”
In an interview, he said the Broadsheet had flatly refused the deal offered by a person claiming himself as the nephew of Sharif in 2012 retorting that the Broadsheet did not negotiate with crooks.