Nawaz tells PM Shehbaz not to come under PTI’s pressure on early elections demand
In a meeting at Avenfield residence of Nawaz Sharif, PML-N supremo told PM Shehbaz Sharif to not to come under PTI’s pressure especially on their key demand of early elections, according to sources.
This is his third visit to London after assuming the office of Prime Minister in April this year.
All the members of the Prime Minister’s delegation have returned from Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt, but PM Shehbaz Sharif left for London after attending the United Nations Climate Change Conference COP27.
A source shared that in the meeting that lasted for over three hours, only Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif, Maryam Nawaz, Suleman Sharif, Hasan and Hussain Nawaz and rest of the family members were present. No one from the party was asked to join the meeting.
Nawaz told Shehbaz to “continue doing his best to take Pakistan out of the economic crisis” and “not succumb to any kind of pressure”.
On the other hand, Education Minister Rana Tanveer Hussain confirmed in a private TV talk show that PM will discuss important issues with PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif, including the appointment of a new chief of the army staff (COAS).
The current COAS General Qamar Javed Bajwa’s tenure is coming to its end on November 29. Army spokespersons have already announced that General Qamar Javed Bajwa will not extend his tenure.
Earlier, former prime minister and PTI chief Imran Khan has lambasted Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif for discussing appointment of country’s higher security rank Chief of Army Staff (COAS) with convicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
Taking to twitter, PTI chief wrote, “Crime Minister discussing appointment of COAS and any other state matter with convict Nawaz Sharif and Ministers declaring they will appoint COAS after consulting Nawaz Sharif are all in contravention not only of the Official Secrets Act (section 5:1) but also of their oaths of office.”