PM Abbasi jets off to London for second tour in a week

  • PPP leaders also traveled to London on the same flight

LONDON – Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi flew off to British Capital on Friday for the second tour in current week, with the latest one dubbed a private tour.

Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Economic Affairs Dr Miftah Ismail accompanied the premier but more interestingly, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leaders Qamar Zaman Kaira and Sherry Rehman also flew by the same plane.

The Prime Minister would be attending a function at the London School of Economics and would return on Sunday, said a source privy to the latest visit.

This is the prime minister’s second visit to London in a week. Previously, he went there to meet ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on a single day tour.

Moreover, Finance Minister Ishaq Dar is currently in London for angioplasty.

When the PPP spokesman Senator Farhatullah Babar was asked about the tour, he said the PPP leaders headed to the UK on a purely private visit.

‘In fact, a society of Pakistanis at the London School of Economic had invited them to a function,’ he said and added that it was merely a coincidence and that there was no politics.