Nawaz set to leave for Saudi Arabia today

Nawaz set to leave for Saudi Arabia today

Lahore (Web Desk): Former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is expected to depart for Saudi Arabia on Saturday on a high-profile visit.

The sources reported that the PML-N chief will likely be meeting Turkish premier Binali Yıldırım and Saudi Arabia’s top leadership. Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif is already in Saudi Arabia.

Highly-placed sources confided to media, “The visit is being considered high significance against current situation of Pakistan and regional happenings.”

Pakistan had eliminated misapprehensions between two brotherly states that emanated after PML-N govt’s refusal to dispatch armed forces to war-torn Yemen, Sources added.

Meanwhile, political analysts also believe Sharif family has entered into a new partnership with Saudi authorities.

Earlier on Thursday, National Security Adviser retired Lt Gen Nasser Khan Janjua met former premier Nawaz Sharif at his Jati Umra residence in Raiwind.

The meeting which lasted for five hours sparked speculations about the possibility of a new NRO type settlement to ease embattled Sharif family off the judicial crises.

Apart from Sharif duo, Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique is already in Saudi Arabia along with his family.

On Wednesday, Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif departed for Saudi Arabia on a special plane and his dash to the oil-rich kingdom stirred a debate whether the Saudis were again ready to play a role of moderator between Pakistan’s establishment and former ruling family.

However, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said on Friday that the Sharifs had old ties with the kingdom and no one should have reservations about it.

Meanwhile, Interior Minister Ahsan Iqbal said that due to religious reasons one person or another visits the kingdom from time to time.

“Not necessary that politics is brewing over there,” said the interior minister.

In addition, sources revealed the Sharif brothers are expected to jet off to London after concluding their Saudi Arabia trip.