Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday met with his brother and PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif in London.
No details about the agenda for the meeting have been announced.
The Prime Minister is in London with senior PML-N leaders as political tensions escalate. The 10th prime minister’s delegation includes Security Minister Khawaja Asif, Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, Planning Minister Ahsan Iqbal, Energy Minister Khurram Dastagir, Finance Minister Miftah Ismail and Railway Minister Khawaja Saad Rafiq, among others.
The information minister announced the visit yesterday, saying it was a private visit for PML-N leaders to meet with their party leader.
In what appears to be an attempt to undermine the importance of the trip to London, coming as it does while the country is in a state of constitutional and economic crisis, Aurangzeb said the delegation would hold talks with Nakaz, which is ongoing. system and is not uncommon among political parties.
The move was widely criticized by PTI chairman Imran Khan, who said at a general meeting on Tuesday that the entire cabinet would meet with “corrupt and convicted” individuals, as well as taxpayers’ money.
Sources said It was morning that PM Shehbaz Sharif flew to London on a British Airways flight shortly after midnight on Tuesday. He is expected to stay in London for two to three days.
The time of the Prime Minister and senior leaders during his visit to London is being questioned, with observers asking why such a trip is needed when the country is in a precarious situation.
Sources say a number of important decisions could be made at the meeting, including addressing the issue of early elections, developing a plan to combat PTI and prevent future inflation.
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 took an oath that the top Sharif would return at the appointed time. Later, Nakaz sought an extension to extend his stay in London for medical reasons.
Meanwhile, PTI leaders held out a meeting of the prime minister with Nawaz and former human rights minister Shireen Mazari asking how the prime minister and his cabinet could meet with the convict to “discuss issues of government and government when all cabinet members are bound by the Official Secrets Act”.
Former Minister for Climate Change Zartaj Gul was of the opinion that the meeting would be viewed as a “new government meeting” and a “funeral meeting”.