Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders Asif Ali Zardari and Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari visited Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chief Organiser Maryam Nawaz in Dubai on Monday, as Pakistani officials are in the Gulf country to discuss “important” political affairs.
During the meeting, the economics and politics were discussed, with the PML-N’s top leader confiding in Zardari and Bilawal about the current scenario, according to sources.
According to the sources, leaders of the PML-N and the PPP, two major partners in Pakistan’s ruling coalition, will meet tonight to discuss additional issues.
The meeting in the oil-rich nation holds importance as there are reports of PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif’s return and speculations around rifts between the PPP and the PML-N.
Nawaz’s return is expected after the National Assembly Sunday passed a law to limit the lifetime disqualification of parliamentarians to a maximum of five years.
Nawaz, who the Supreme Court disqualified under Article 62(1)(f) of the Constitution for being “dishonest”, can also contest in the upcoming elections as he was found guilty in 2017.
PML-N sources had a day earlier told Geo News that Nawaz held several important meetings in Dubai where the road map for his return was discussed in detail — including Pakistan’s economic and political future.
According to PML-N insiders, the former prime minister will return to Pakistan in the near future.
According to insiders, one meeting held on Sunday afternoon had the longest discussion, although the guests have not been named as of yet.
Discussions focused on overcoming legal issues that may be preventing Nawaz’s return, with the assumption that a solution would be reached soon.