PM Shehbaz meets with Nawaz Sharif in London

Venue kept secret after PTI plans protests

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has met with his elder brother and party leader Mian Nawaz Sharif in London after arriving in the country earlier in the with.

He is leading a delegation comprising federal ministers Ahsan Iqbal, Miftah Ismail, Ayaz Sadiq, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Saad Rafiq, and Khawaja Asif and other party leaders.

Khawaja Saad Rafiq has been granted special exemption by the federal cabinet to travel as his name was on the exit control list.

SAMAA TV's Asim Naseer reported after arriving in the city, the prime minister has gone to his residence. Other members of the delegation were staying at a local hotel.

Shehbaz has held a one-on-one meeting with Nawaz Sharif and then another meeting included other leaders, SAMAA TV's Naveed Chaudhry reported.

Maryam Nawaz later shared a video of Nawaz and Shehbaz Sharif hugging each other the the elder Sharif giving a pat on the back of his younger brother.

Naseer said important decisions on a number of issues, including early elections, subsidy on petroleum products, and strategy to counter Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf's (PTI) narrative, were expected.

The PML-N leader were to also meet former Finance Minister Ishaq Dar for directions on key economic issues like rising inflation, petrol prices and widening current account deficit.

No discussion on early elections

Before leaving for London, Khawaja Asif said called the meeting "routing discussion," saying that there was no specific agenda.

He also dismissed the perception of Pakistan's decisions begin made in London.

Talking to the media Tuesday, Nawaz Sharif said former Prime Minister Imran Khan brought unprecedented destruction to the country.

He added that he would hold discussion on key issues of national interest in his meeting with Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif.

PML-N leader and former finance minister Ishaq Dar said the meeting's agenda was discussion on economic issues.

"People of Pakistan had to bear with a tsunami of inflation in the past few year and they were unable to sustain any inflation," said Dar.

He also rejected the claims that the meeting would also discuss the possibility of early elections.

"The Election Commission [of Pakistan] has already said it cannot hold elections before October.

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