PM, Shehbaz discuss country’s political situation in London meeting

LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met with Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif and held discussions on important political matters, sources told Geo News.

The chief minister extended his London stay to hold the meeting, sources added.

The prime minister arrived here on Friday afternoon to attend “Future of Pakistan 2017” conference where he will make a keynote speech on the country, while Shehbaz was in London to attend the high-level party meeting held last Sunday.

The high-level huddle of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in London decided on Monday that if victorious in next year’s general elections, Shehbaz will be the party’s prime ministerial candidate.

The meeting, chaired by PML-N President and former premier Nawaz Sharif and attended by Shehbaz and Prime Minister Abbasi, among others, decided that statements on party policy will now be given by the Sharif brothers and not their respective children — Maryam Nawaz and Hamza Shehbaz, Geo News’ programme Aaj Shahzab Khanzada Kay Saath reported on Monday night, citing sources.

Moreover, the party leaders also reportedly reiterated its support for Nawaz and said a minus-Nawaz formula is not acceptable.

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