LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has left for Saudi Arabia today on a special plane sent by the Saudi government. He will perform Umrah besides holding important meetings there.
The visit of the Punjab minister is taking place after his meeting with the Saudi ambassador to Pakistan on Saturday in Lahore. Sources added that envoys from 16 other countries had also visited the chief minister earlier.
The development is in lieu of Nawaz Sharif nominating Shehbaz Sharif as the prime minister candidate in the next elections. He announced this decision after a meeting of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) bigwigs at his Jaati Umra residence.
He had also lauded Shehbaz’s vision of swift progress and development and the success the chief minister had achieved and said there was no harm in consultations with the younger brother. “Shehbaz has never disappointed me,” said the PML-N president.