Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif is reportedly upset because of a secret meeting between three senior members of his party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif on the “request” of a senior representative of the establishment.
According to a local news outlet, Nawaz was reportedly unhappy because he was told that the top party leaders Khawaja Asif, Ahsan Iqbal and Rana Tanvir Hussain met the opposition leader while he was in the custody of the National Accountability Bureau (NAB).
However, PML-N Secretary General Iqbal dismissed the reports, claiming that they had met their party president after informing the former premier. He also denied the notion that establishment had arranged their meeting, adding that they had requested only the anti-graft body for the meeting.
It is worth mentioning here that Adviser to Prime Minister on Accountability and Interior Barrister Shahzad Akbar had recently revealed in a press conference that the opposition leader was holding secret meetings in jail. He, however, refused to reveal any further details.
Reportedly, Nawaz had already refused to entertain any messages from the establishment.
Citing sources within the establishment, the report stated that Suleman Shehbaz, the son of the former chief minister, had requested the establishment to arrange a meeting with the party leaders.
Speaking to the media outlet, PM’s aide said that the former premier was upset because of the meeting. Akbar, however, did not name the three party leaders with the media, but revealed that they had met the party president to complain about Nawaz’s “aggressive stance”. He added that upon learning about the meeting, the former premier assumed direct control of his party.