Nawaz meets Shehbaz:‘Anti-govt movement when time is right’

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Siddeeq Sajid

ISLAMABAD

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif held an one-on-one meeting with his younger brother and leader of the opposition in the National Assembly Shehbaz Sharif at the Ministers’ Colony here on Monday.

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) sources told the Daily Morning Mail that both brothers discussed the overall political situation in detail.

Nawaz Sharif asked Shehbaz about his health.

The PML-N leadership also decided not to start any agitation against Imran Khan’s government and that they would wait for a “good time” for this, sources disclosed.

Sources said that Nawaz Sharif would remain silent on important issues and would not give any statement that might be considered controversial before the decision of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) court in the flagship and Al-Azizia references.

They said that Maryam Nawaz was also staying silent as a matter of policy.

Both brothers also reviewed the performance of the 100 days of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government and said that people were best judge of the performance of the government.

They said that none of the promises they made to the people were fulfilled.

Both were of the view that the PTI’s government was inexperienced and soon they would be exposed before the masses.

Sources told that the Sharif family was waiting for some important changes in the next year including the retirement of the chief justice of Pakistan Justice Saqib Nisar and Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa.

After that they will come forward with a new political strategy.

Both also discussed the NAB cases against them and decided to face them in the court of law to prove their innocence.

Both were of the view that these cases were made against them on political grounds and the NAB had failed to prove any corruption against them.

The role of other opposition political parties was also discussed in the meeting.

The brothers also discussed future cooperation with the Pakistan People’s Party in and outside the Parliament, sources said.