LONDON: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif and Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) leader Nawaz Sharif recently convened in London for a significant meeting.
The discussions, spanning over two and a half hours, primarily focused on the prevailing political situation in the country. Among the topics deliberated were the dissolution of the assembly, the establishment of a supervisory setup, and various other pressing matters.
Speaking to the media in London, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif expressed his contentment with the meeting held with the Managing Director (MD) of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). He conveyed Pakistan’s compliance with all the specified conditions and called for board-level consensus to be reached. The Prime Minister asserted that amicable resolutions had been achieved, and he emphasized the need for the IMF board to approve Pakistan’s program. Furthermore, he mentioned his ongoing communication with Ishaq Dar, who will lead the Pakistani team in these matters.
Providing an update on Nawaz Sharif’s well-being, Shahbaz Sharif affirmed that the former Prime Minister was undergoing treatment and reassured that he was in good health. He further disclosed that Nawaz Sharif was expected to travel from London to Dubai on Sunday morning. Following a three to four-day stay in Dubai, Nawaz Sharif intended to proceed to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, the Islamic pilgrimage. Accompanying him on this spiritual journey would be PML-N leader Maryam Nawaz, who would depart from Lahore.
Earlier in London, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif met with Muhammad Al Jasir, the President of the Islamic Development Bank, expressing gratitude for the bank’s provision of $4.2 billion to aid in the restoration of flood damages. Furthermore, he extended an invitation to President Al Jasir to visit Pakistan and acknowledged his participation in the Environment Friendly Pakistan Conference.
Prior to his visit to London, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif concluded a two-day trip to Paris, France, where he participated in a summit meeting centered on the new global financial agreement.