Shehbaz dismisses reports of rift in Sharif family | Pakistan

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has rejected reports of a rift in Sharif family, emphasising his unrelenting support for his brother, the ousted former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

While speaking to assembly members on Friday, Shehbaz clarified there is no conflict in the Sharif family.

“Those trying to create misunderstandings, note this: I will always stand with Nawaz Sharif,” he said, stressing that he has always been and will always be sincere with his brother.

He also warned against spread of such rumours and negative politics.

‘No two opinions about Nawaz’s return’

Defence Minister Khurram Dastgir on Saturday said there are “no two opinions” about Nawaz Sharif’s return to Pakistan.

Nawaz will lead PML-N in 2018 general elections, he said.

Meanwhile, the top party leadership has gathered in London today for a consultative meeting, which will be chaired by Nawaz Sharif and will bring under discussion the country’s political situation and court cases against the Sharif family, among other matters.

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