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Aleem Khan-Nawaz Sharif discuss no-confidence in London and mutual cooperation to oust PM Khan

The meeting took place as opposition parties in the PDM gear for a no-confidence motion against PM Khan, who is thundering at his political rivals in public meetings and also exposed his conversation with army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa about ‘diesel’ and ‘bhagoura’.

ISLAMABAD: PTI disgruntled leader Aleem Khan and PML(N) leader Nawaz Sharif discussed no-confidence and their mutual cooperation in a meeting in London to oust Prime Minister Imran Khan through no-trust move.

An hours long meeting took place between opposition Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz supremo Nawaz Sharif and Aleem Khan in London wherein the opposition’s move to dislodge Prime Minister Imran Khan came under discussion among other things.

The meeting took place as opposition parties in the PDM gear for a no-confidence motion against PM Khan, who is thundering at his political rivals in public meetings and also exposed his conversation with army chief Qamar Javed Bajwa about ‘diesel’ and ‘bhagoura’.

The meeting took place shortly after Aleem Khan’s arrival in the United Kingdom, at the Sharif family’s office in Stanhope House, Dawn.com reported today. The PML-N is keeping all legal options on the table to remove Imran Khan though a no-confidence vote in the National Assembly.

The presence of Aleem Khan in London sparked speculations that the PTI lawmaker was here to meet Jahangir Khan Tareen, who is currently in Oxford recovering from a hospital stay and medical treatment.

But the two estranged leaders of the ruling PTI have not met, and Aleem Khan instead called on Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday after mutual contacts arranged the visit.

Outside Stanhope House, when reporters pressed Sharif Nawaz on Friday for answers on the meeting with Aleem Khan, the PML-N supreme leader refrained from commenting.

Though Shehbaz Sharif had not met Aleem Khan prior to his departure for London, he knew that a meeting was going to take place with his brother.

During the meeting, Aleem Khan talked to Nawaz about his political victimisation at the hands of NAB, and his arrest in 2019 in an assets beyond means case.

When asked if the senior Sharif and Aleem Khan discussed the possibility of the latter joining PML-N or the slot of the chief minister in Punjab, the source said, “Everything was discussed, as well as current political developments. This is a welcome step, that politicians are meeting despite their differences.”

The meeting between Aleem and Nawaz signals that the only political future for Aleem Khan’s group of MPAs lies with the PML-N, and that Aleem Khan had even met PML-N’s Saad Rafiq and Rana Sanaullah in Lahore prior to his departure for London.

Ishaq Dar was present in the meeting between Nawaz Sharif and Aleem Khan in London, the source said. “We don’t need Aleem Khan to remove the PM through a no-confidence vote. Meetings are welcome but at the moment PML-N is totally focused on the no-confidence.

Javed Mahmood
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