PM Shehbaz to attend Queen Elizabeth’s funeral, meet Nawaz in London
- Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will leave for a two-day visit on Sunday.
- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will be briefed on the political situation.
- Top PDM leaders called to discuss anti-Imran Khan strategy.
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif will leave for a two-day visit to the UK, during which he will represent Pakistan at the funeral prayers of Queen Elizabeth II and meet with PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif.
People familiar with the matter said Geo News That the Prime Minister will visit England this Sunday, a day after concluding his visit to Uzbekistan, where he attended the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Heads of State (CHS) Summit.
On the day he will land in the country, the prime minister has a three-hour long meeting with the elder Sharif. He will spend a busy day in the UK capital attending several engagements.
Prime Minister Shehbaz will return to Pakistan soon after attending the state funeral of the late Queen – who died on September 8 at her Balmoral Castle residence at the age of 96.
The late king’s coffin has been lying in state at the historic Westminster Hall since Wednesday.
Around 750,000 people are expected to follow the coffin ahead of the state funeral on Monday, which will be attended by presidents, prime ministers, royals and other world leaders.
US President Joe Biden, French President Emmanuel Macron and leaders from Australia, Canada and Jamaica will join Japan’s emperor in the party.
During the meeting in London, Prime Minister Shahbaz Nawaz – his elder brother and Muslim League (N) supremo – will be briefed on the country’s economic and political situation.
The coalition government has not been able to achieve political and economic stability since its formation in April, while decisions such as Increase in petrol prices And rising inflation has drawn criticism from Shahbaz Sharif’s government.
This was revealed by senior analyst Sohail Waraich. Geo News At the end of August, the program “Today with Shahzeb Khanzada” Nawaz Sharif is not satisfied with Shahbaz’s performance either. And neither Finance Minister Miftah Ismail. Waraich said that Nawaz wants Shahbaz to review his policies.
Waraich added that Nawaz repeatedly asked him to meet Shahbaz and review his economic policies. “Shehbaz should take people into confidence about his economic policies,” the journalist said, referring to the founder of the Muslim League-N.
In response to a question regarding the meeting with Nawaz Sharif in London, Waraich said that Nawaz Sharif is completely unhappy with the economic policies of the present government. He said that Nawaz is not impressed with Miftah’s performance.
The analyst quoted Nawaz Sharif as repeatedly saying: “I had already suggested you not to form the government and contest the general elections.” Waraich said: “It seems that Nawaz Sharif has made up his mind that he wants economic policy from Ishaq Dar alone.
Waraich said that Nawaz wants Dar to work on the economy. He also said that it does not seem that Nawaz is trusting Miftah as he is. [Nawaz] Believes that the finance minister does not know much about economic policies.
PDM bigwigs are calling.
Meanwhile, Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) leaders Maulana Fazlur Rehman, Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif held a telephone conversation on Friday to discuss the ongoing political situation in the country.
Rejecting PTI Chairman Imran Khan’s demand for early general elections, PDM leaders clarified that the ruling coalition will go for general elections next year after economic stability and rehabilitation of flood-affected people.
He announced that due to Khan’s long march, the election date would not be given. He expressed his determination that the measure of justice should be equal for all.
PDM chief Fazal had telephoned the supremo of Muslim League-N and co-chairman of PPP.
Sources said the three leaders also discussed strategies to counter Khan’s fresh protest call.
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