Abbasi briefs Nawaz on meeting with CJP, other issues


LAHORE: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday briefed Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supreme leader Nawaz Sharif and the senior leadership of the party on various issues, including his ‘one-on-one’ meeting with Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar and his parleys with the political leadership over the caretaker setup in the run up to the general elections 2018.

The important consultative meeting was held at the Jati Umra residence of deposed premier Nawaz Sharif. Punjab Chief Minister and PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif, federal and provincial ministers attended the meeting chaired by Nawaz.

Sources said that the prime minister briefed Nawaz about his two meetings with the allied parties and the opposition leader pertaining to the caretaker setup. Abbasi also took the former PM in confidence on his recent visit to the US and Afghanistan and his meeting with CJP Nisar.

Matters relating to the delimitation of constituencies also came under discussion.

Sources said that Shehbaz Sharif also briefed the leadership about his meeting with former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.