Bilawal rules out Zardari’s meeting with PM Nawaz in London


KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Friday has said that no meeting is being held between Asif Ali Zardari and Prime Minister (PM) Nawaz Sharif.


Bilwal took to twitter and ruled out all the rumours and speculations regarding the meeting.

PPP members also advised Asif Ali Zardari not to meet the premier. The senior members have said that PPP has already faced losses and meeting with PM Nawaz in prevailing circumstances will further damage the party’s image.

PM Nawaz s visit to Britain on Wednesday for a pending medical check-up has set political circles abuzz after he landed in controversy following the Panama Papers leak as PPP co-chairperson Asif Ali Zardari is also present there.

Nawaz Sharif’s two sons Hassan and Hussain are already abroad.

At a time when Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf chairman Imran Khan threatened to march toward Nawaz Sharif’s residence in Raiwind, leaders of the opposition had been casting doubt on the reason for the prime minister’s sudden visit to London.

Zardari’s movement in London is also being closely monitored by the media.

Speculations are making rounds that PM Nawaz had went to London to meet Asif Ali Zardari to form a strategy with him to avoid possible threat from opposition, especially by PTI.

Yesterday, Imran Khan and Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan travelled through the same flight (PK-757) from Lahore to London. Senior PTI leaders including Jahangir Tareen and Aleem Khan also accompanied Imran Khan.

The PTI chief had announced that he is going to UK for two fundraisers and a rally for Kashmir in Birmingham. Apart from these activities, he said that he would also meet experts of two companies specializing in forensic tax audits.

Reportedly, Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s family was also onboard the flight PK-757.

Addressing a press conference in Islamabad on Wednesday, Interior Minister rejected speculations that Prime Minister’s London visit has anything to do with the Panama papers scandal.

Nisar said the prime minister was facing medical issues from last two or three months and he went to London for his medical treatment.