Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb confirmed on Tuesday that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif would travel to London as part of the PML-N delegation to meet with senior party Nakaz Sharif.
Speaking at a press conference in Islamabad next to energy minister Khurram Dastgir, he noted that many media outlets were spreading the news that PML-N members would be visiting Nakaz in London, who said government opponents were blowing equally.
“PML-N members will be on a private visit to London to meet with Nakaz Sharif,” he said, adding that PM Shehbaz would also be visiting for the purpose.
However, the minister appeared to be underestimating the issue, saying that the process of consultation was not uncommon for political parties. “This is not a big deal but for those who have nothing to say and nothing to show for their work […] I found the title. “
The Minister of Information also emphasized that the PML-N delegation would meet with Nakaz to discuss the situation, which was an ongoing process.
Several PML-N sources have confirmed the development that Parhlo.com early today. A London source said the prime minister will travel with five or six ministers late on Tuesday to arrive the next morning.
The source added that PM Shehbaz will be staying in London for two to three days to meet with Nakaz. However, the source did not know the names of the people who would accompany the prime minister.
In contrast, the PML-N leader – who wished to remain anonymous – said it was “correct” for PM Shehbaz to visit London.
So far, the exact purpose of the trip has not been clear.
Nakaz, who has been convicted of corruption, has been living in London on sick leave since November 2019, when the Lahore High Court allowed him to leave the country for four weeks until medical treatment after Shehbaz, his younger brother, vowed that the top Sharif would return at the appointed time. Later, Nakaz sought an extension to extend his stay in London for medical reasons.
Last month, Nakaz held meetings with PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari, who was later appointed Pakistani union minister.
The two had agreed to implement the remaining provisions of the Coalition for Democracy (CoD), signed by the two parties 16 years ago and to finalize the direction of the future and the consensus of all democratic forces.