LONDON: Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in London from Jeddah on late Sunday to meet senior members of his party, including prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Punjab chief minister Shahbaz Sharif.
The former prime minister said that he will return to Pakistan soon. While lauding the efforts of PCB, Nawaz welcomed the revival of International cricket in Pakistan.
Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif also arrived in London to discuss various critical issues with Nawaz Sharif.
Whereas, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and some other cabinet members are also expected to be in London to attend the consultative meeting of PML-N.
Nawaz also condemned the attack on journalist Ahmed Noorani and urged the probe into the incident.
Nawaz, who was in Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah and spend time with his mother, said that CPEC is progressing as planned. Law & order was improved in Karachi and other parts of the country during his government, he added.
Prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said there was no rift among national institutions and he neither believed in conspiracy theories nor there was any room for those in the country.
He said both the political and military leadership is sitting together during the recent meeting with the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Islamabad and all of the country’s institutions are collectively playing their role for national development, he added.
Prime Minister Abbasi reiterated that there was no provision for technocrat government in the country’s constitution.
Earlier on Oct 26, the accountability court hearing corruption references against the Sharif family issued bailable warrants for former premier Nawaz Sharif in two references.
The references against the Sharif family pertain to the Azizia Steel Mills and Hill Metals Establishment, their London properties and over dozen offshore companies owned by the family.
The hearing was then adjourned until November 3, with the last chance for the former premier to ensure his presence in court.