Nawaz Sharif holds ‘positive’ meeting with Saudi royals

Nawaz Sharif holds ‘positive’ meeting with Saudi royals

Mohammad Asghar | Zulqernain TahirUpdated October 26, 2017

LAHORE/RAWALPINDI: Ousted head administrator Nawaz Sharif held gatherings with a few individuals from the Saudi regal family on Wednesday, an improvement which some Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) insiders portrayed as “positive”.

A nearby source to the previous PM told Dawn on Wednesday that “Mian sahib met vital people in Saudi Arabia”, and had chosen to broaden his stay in the Kingdom in the light of those gatherings.

Mr Sharif, who faces three defilement references under the watchful eye of a responsibility court in Islamabad, is required to show up under the steady gaze of the court on Thursday (today). Yet, sources said that odds of him coming back to Pakistan for Thursday’s listening ability were thin. A Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) flight PK-742 will touch base in the capital at an opportune time Thursday morning, yet Mr Sharif isn’t reserved to go to Islamabad from Jeddah on it.

“At this stage, we can’t remark on how these gatherings will shape the political scene in Pakistan, however one thing is without a doubt, these [the meetings] were sure,” the source said.

Prior, Mr Sharif had changed his intend to come back to Lahore from London and traveled to Jeddah rather after some of his companions there guaranteed him that they would orchestrate his gatherings with certain powerful individuals.

Hassan Nawaz had before reported that his dad would touch base in Pakistan on Wednesday in front of the court hearing.

The previous chief is in Saudi Arabia with his mom where they performed Umra.

“I can’t affirm Mian sahib’s landing plan,” government Minister for Climate Change Mushahidullah Khan, who is additionally the PML-N’s data secretary, told Dawn.

In answer to an inquiry whether Mr Sharif had expanded his stay in Saudi Arabia on account of his gatherings with the illustrious family which could prompt some sort of settlement in Pakistan, the clergyman stated: “I can’t remark on this.”

A source near Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif stated: “If things work out genially in Saudi Arabia, Shahbaz Sharif may have a greater part in the PML-N in the coming days. Since Mian sahib has restricted alternatives at this stage, the impression doing the rounds in the gathering is that its [the party’s] reins will in the long run fall under the control of Shahbaz.”

At the point when gotten some information about the likelihood of Mr Shahbaz landing the best position because of a settlement with the foundation, Senator Mushahidullah stated: “One thing is clear. Each individual in the PML-N will get the part that Mian Nawaz Sharif will present on him or her.”

Different sources said that Mr Sharif is probably going to come back to London to see his sickly spouse Kulsoom Nawaz, who was re-admitted to healing center after her condition decayed on Tuesday.

His girl Maryam Nawaz Sharif and child in-law resigned Capt Mohammad Safdar will show up under the watchful eye of the court on Thursday, while Mr Sharif is probably going to be prosecuted through a pleader in his nonappearance.

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