Nawaz Sharif meets AJK PM in London


LONDON Oct 7 (TNS):  Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif met with Azad Jammu and Kashmir premier Raja Farooq Haider in London.

The AJK inquired about the well-being and prayed for the speedy recovery of Begum Kulsoom Nawaz, who is currently undergoing treatment for lymphoma.

During the meeting, AJK’s senior minister Chaudhry Tariq Farooq was also present.

Nawaz Sharif arrived in London on Wednesday to tend to his ailing wife.

The recently re-elected Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz president is accompanied by his secretary Mohammed Hanif Khan during his visit.

This is the second visit of the former PM to London after his wife was diagnosed with lymphoma (cancer of lymph nodes) by British doctors on August 22.

Sharif, who left for London on August 30 on account of his wife’s medical treatment, returned to the country on September 25 to face the Supreme Court-directed corruption cases against him.

The former prime minister’s children are still in London. On September 26, the court had also issued bailable arrest warrants for his children and son-in-law as they failed to appear before it, despite two earlier summons.

Maryam Nawaz had gone to London after the by-election on Nawaz’s home seat in Lahore, held on Sept 17, which was bagged by Kulsoom by a winning margin of around 14,000 votes.