LONDON – Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif with Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and held discussions on important political matters, according to sources.
The chief minister continued his London stay to hold the meeting, sources added.
The prime minister arrived on Friday afternoon to attend “Future of Pakistan 2017” conference where he is to be a keynote speaker for the event, while Shehbaz was in London to attend the high-level party meeting held last Sunday.
A high-level meeting in Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in London decided on Monday that if successful in next year’s general elections, Shehbaz will be the party’s prime ministerial candidate.
The meeting, chaired by PML-N President and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif and accompanied by Shehbaz and Prime Minister Abbasi, among others, decided that announcements on party policy will now be given by the Sharif brothers and not their respective children — Maryam Nawaz and Hamza Shehbaz, reported on Monday night on media.
Furthermore, the party leaders also reportedly restated its back for Nawaz and said a minus-Nawaz formula is not acceptable.