Abbasi, Shehbaz discuss country’s political situation in London meeting

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LONDON: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi met with Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and held discussions on important political matters in London on Saturday.

According to a report, the Punjab chief minister extended his London stay to hold the meeting and will return to Pakistan on Sunday.

The prime minister arrived in London on Friday afternoon to attend “Future of Pakistan 2017” conference where he will make a keynote speech on the country, while Shehbaz was in London to attend the high-level party meeting held last Sunday.

The high-level huddle of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) in London decided on Monday that if victorious in next year’s general elections, Shehbaz will be the party’s prime ministerial candidate.