Ex-PM Sharif to return to Pakistan Sunday -brother

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ISLAMABAD, Nov 23 (Reuters) Nawaz Sharif, the Pakistani prime minister deposed by President Pervez Musharraf in a coup eight years ago, will return from exile in Saudi Arabia to Lahore on Sunday, his brother Shahbaz Sharif told ARYOne World television today.

Sharif was meeting Saudi King Abdullah to say farewell on Friday and would meet his wife and his brother to perform a pilgrimage to Mecca before flying from Medina to Lahore, Shahbaz said.

''We will fly on Sunday on Saudi Airlines directly from Medina to Lahore,'' he told the news channel, speaking from London.

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