'It's coming home': Twitterati's World Cup-inspired take on Nawaz Sharif's homecoming

File photo of Nawaz Sharif. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 12, 2018, 07.15 PM (IST)

The 21st edition of football World Cup is underway and all seven continents have shown their madness for the game in the best possible way. 

However, the fever is not limited to the sports, it has now taken over politics as well. And when it comes to international politics, then Pakistan election and Nawaz Sharif's homecoming is the hottest topic.

Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam are coming back home from London.

A few Twitter users have made jokes about their arrival by saying, "It's coming home." 

The hashtag "it's coming home'' went viral for England's World Cup semi-final match which was against Croatia but besides that Nawaz Sharif's arrival was also tweeted about with the same hashtag.

The phrase "it's coming home" is taken from the song "Three Lions" by two TV presenters David Baddiel and Frank Skinner and band The Lightning Seeds. It's definitely not a meme, it simply means that the trophy is coming home (England), where football was invented.

Twitter reaction on Nawaz Sharif's homecoming:


On July 6, 2018, Nawaz was sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment and a fine of eight million pounds was slapped on him in the Avenfield reference case, while Maryam was sentenced to seven years of jail and fined two million pounds by the accountability court.

Nawaz's son-in-law Captain (retired) Muhammad Safdar was sentenced to one year of imprisonment. He was arrested by the NAB after he appeared at a PML-N rally in Rawalpindi.

He was presented in an accountability court in Islamabad by the NAB before being shifted to Adiala Jail.

Maryam last evening shared her flight details to return to Pakistan with media persons. She said she will reach Lahore airport on July 13, Friday at 6:15 pm by Etihad Airways flight EY-243.

The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) has made arrangements to transport former Pakistan Nawaz Sharif and Maryam to the Adiala jail upon their arrival at the Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore.

According to Geo News, the Cabinet Division allocated two helicopters to the NAB for Friday, the day on which the father-daughter duo is slated to be arrested upon their landing at the Lahore Airport.

Nawaz and Maryam will then be directly transported to the Adiala jail in Rawalpindi.