ISLAMABAD: The prime minister’s spokesman denied any scheduled meeting of the premier Nawaz Sharif with Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) leadership during his visit to London.
“The Prime Minister did not express desire to meet PPP leadership during his upcoming London visit,” spokesman Mussadek Malik said in a statement.
The spokesman said no such meeting was scheduled.
Sharif would leave for London tomorrow (Wednesday) for medical checkup, Malik added.
Earlier, PPP leader Senator Aitezaz Ahsan claimed that PM Sharif is visiting London to meet the party head Asif Ali Zardari to seek his support over Panama leaks.
“Nawaz Sharif is going to London on one-point mission to meet PPP leader Asif Ali Zardari and plead for his support,” Aitezaz said while talking to Samaa.
He, however, warned that PPP would be in trouble if it decided to back Nawaz Sharif on the issue.
Meanwhile, Zardari has also refused to extend his party’s support to the PML-N government facing tremendous pressure over Panama leaks.
According to reliable sources, PPP leadership has contacted Asif Ali Zardari to get his advice about the party’s stance on Panama papers.
The former president has directed his party to give a “tough time” to the ruling party, they said.
Sources quoted Zardari as saying that PPP cannot support the government to conceal somebody’s corruption.
“Nawaz Sharif will have to decide himself on the issue of corruption,” he said, adding that the PPP would stand by political parties if there was any threat to democracy.
– Originally posted on Samaa News