LONDON: Sharif brothers have decided not to bow to pressures regarding hot-button issues
PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have decided that all decisions concerning the political affairs of the country will be taken at the ruling alliance’s will and judgement “without caving under any pressure from anyone”, sources said on Wednesday.
Both PML-N asserted that no pressure will be accepted in the ruling coalition’s decisions regarding political matters and also held consultations on hot-button issues, including the army chief’s appointment and the upcoming general elections.
After detailed discussion, the decision was taken during a meeting between the two held at the elder Sharif’s residence in London, Avenfield House. Consultation came at a time when tension runs high on the political front back home and the country continues to reel from the extraordinary sequence of events in recent weeks, including PTI chief Imran Khan’s undeterred march on Islamabad and the attempt on his life last week that triggered nationwide protests.
Media reports suggested that the Sharif brothers also discussed the economic situation, the future course of action and the party’s strategy amid strong headwinds.
The Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif is expected to stay in London for another day.