Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif returned home on Monday after concluding his private visit to London.
The prime minister had reached London on November 9 after attending the Climate Implementation Summit in Sharm Al Sheikh, Egypt.
During his stay in London, PM Shehbaz held meetings with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo Nawaz Sharif and discussed various important issues.
As per the media reports, after a series of meetings with his elder brother and party supreomo Nawaz Sharif, PM Shehbaz Sharif was supposed to leave for Pakistan on Friday night, but in a late-night development, he changed plans and stayed on in London.
Information Minister Marriyum Aurangzeb stated that PM Shehbaz had extended his stay in London for a day.
As per the sources Shehbaz Sharif discussed key issues with his elder brother Nawaz and PML-N vice president Maryam Nawaz, who is also currently in London.
The sources added that the appointment of the next army chief, expected before the end of the month, and Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) long march against the government remained the focal points of the meetings.
They said that Nawaz Sharif has directed the premier to consult with the allied parties before taking any decision.
The sources, quoting the premier and PML-N senior leadership, said that appointment of army chief was a constitutional matter and would be dealt with constitutionally, and made purely on merit.
COAS Bajwa is set to retire on November 29 and the PML-N, the major stakeholder in the ruling coalition, has resolved to appoint the senior-most officer whose name is at the top in the list that would be sent to the government.