Friday, March 11, 2022

Aleem Khan meets Nawaz Sharif in London

Sources privy to the development say estranged PTI leader Aleem Khan is likely to join PML-N soon

PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif (L) and estranged PTI leader Aleem Khan. — Twitter/AFP
PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif (L) and estranged PTI leader Aleem Khan. — Twitter/AFP

  • Aleem Khan is in London to hold important political meetings.
  • Ishaq Dar was also present during the Nawaz-Aleem meeting.
  • Aleem Khan will also meet Jahangir Tarin during his London stay.

LONDON: Estranged PTI leader and donor Aleem Khan has held a long meeting with former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in London and discussed the latest political situation in the country.

Khan met the former prime minister exactly after six hours of arriving in London on Wednesday.

Sources privy to the development confirmed that former finance minister Ishaq Dar and Nawaz's sons Hasan and Hussain were also present in the meeting which lasted for three hours.

Sources within the Sharif family and Aleem Khan’s camp confirmed the news of the meeting.

According to them, the meeting was scheduled by mutual friends.

The PTI leader left for London on Wednesday to meet Jahangir Khan Tareen and Nawaz Sharif. Before leaving for London he had also met PML-N President Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore.

During the meeting, the leaders discussed the political situation in Pakistan.

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Sources said that Khan informed the former prime minister that he was victimised by his own party during the last three years.

Jahangir Khan Tareen, who is currently staying in Oxford at his farmhouse, was not part of the meeting and sources close to him have confirmed that he’s taking a rest.

According to sources, Khan is likely to join PML-N soon.

Tareen group divided over Aleem Khan’s nomination as CM

Earlier, separate sources told Geo News that some members of the Jahangir Tareen group have opposed Aleem Khan’s nomination.

Sources had said that some members of the splinter group have conveyed their reservations to Tareen, adding that the members reminded the estranged PTI leader of the times they stood with him.

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On Monday, Former senior Punjab minister Aleem Khan had joined Jahangir Khan Tareen's PTI faction with the aim to "save" the party after "loyalists were sidelined" following Prime Minister Imran Khan's rise to power.