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1. Wide shot of (Nawaz Sharif's) Pakistan Muslim League-N party news conference in Islamabad office
2. Cutaways of journalists
3. SOUNDBITE: (English) Javed Hashmi, acting president of Pakistan Muslim League-N party:
"Our relationship is a very cordial relationship with them, we are like brothers, we have great regard, great respect for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the people of Saudi Arabia, but at this moment we think we are not violating any agreement and they have not said it like that. They said that our concern is for the security of Nawaz Sharif."
4. Mid of female party workers at news conference
5. SOUNDBITE: (Urdu) Javed Hashmi, acting president of Pakistan Muslim League-N party:
"As the time is coming near to his (Sharif's) return, it is decided, the situation is very clear now and it is an unchangeable decision that Nawaz Sharif is coming."
6. Wide of end of news conference
7. Wide exterior of PML-N Islamabad office
8. SOUNDBITE: (Urdu) Shaukat Aziz, Prime Minister of Pakistan:
"This is the main point - seven years ago according to the agreement, they promised with the Custodian of Kabah, Shah Abdul Bin Abdullah Aziz. Now whole Saudi nation and Pakistani nation is observing this is a moral issue and the promises which we made, should be stood by."
9. Aziz in car leaving
STORYLINE:
The acting president of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) party confirmed on Saturday that their exiled leader and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would be returning home despite a request from Saudi Arabia to abandon his planned trip.
"As the time is coming near to his (Sharif's) return, it is decided, the situation is very clear now and it is an unchangeable decision that Nawaz Sharif is coming," Javed Hashmi told reporters in Islamabad.
Sharif himself told a news conference in London on Saturday that he would return to Pakistan on Monday (September 10).
Saudi Arabia joined Pakistan's government on Saturday in urging Sharif not to return home, saying he should honour a promise he made to stay away after being ousted from power.
After a meeting with Pakistan President General Pervez Musharraf on Saturday, Saudi Arabia's intelligence chief said Sharif should stick to an agreement made with Saudi authorities that he stay out of Pakistan for 10 years.
The Saudi request was politely rejected by Hashmi.
"Our relationship is a very cordial relationship with them, we are like brothers, we have great regard, great respect for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the people of Saudi Arabia, but at this moment we think we are not violating any agreement," Hashmi said.
Shaukat Aziz, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, said promises should be kept.
Sharif was toppled in Musharraf's 1999 coup, convicted on charges of hijacking and terrorism and sentenced to life imprisonment before being released into exile in Saudi Arabia.
Sharif has said that he was returning to Pakistan to ensure the rule of law, freedom of press and undiluted democracy.


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