Pakistan

LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif met with former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar on Friday.

The meeting took place at Nisar’s residence, sources revealed, adding that the two leaders exchanged views on country’s political situation, as well as issues pertaining to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Sources revealed that Punjab chief minister has been holding multiple meetings with PML-N’s top leaders, including Saad Rafique, Ahsan Iqbal and Rana Sanaullah since last week.

Shehbaz wants to ensure that there is no clash between institutions and is also trying to ensure that MPAs and MNAs don’t confront institutions, according to sources

Moreover, sources claim that some politicians from South Punjab are trying to make their own bloc, and Punjab chief minister is holding talks to convince them otherwise.

The politician is trying to stave off internal clashes between parliamentarians, sources said.

Shehbaz Sharif meets new corps commander: 

Later, Lt Gen Aamer Riaz, the newly appointed Corps Commander of Lahore, also held a meeting with Punjab CM.

Shehbaz congratulated him on his appointment, wishing him well for his future endeavours.

He said the nation holds the highest regards for Pakistan’s armed forces and acknowledges the various sacrifices they have rendered for the nation.

“The war against terrorism was successful owing to the decisions of the civilian and military leadership,” he said, adding that the entire nation, including civil and military leadership, is in agreement over the war against terrorism, which is being fought for the country’s survival.

Lt Gen Riaz was posted as the Lahore corps commander during a shuffle in the army’s top leadership on September 28. He was earlier heading the Southern Command in Quetta.