Just two days after he arrived from the UK, former prime minister Shehbaz Sharif is returning to London. This sudden move, shortly after his weeks-long stay in London, sparked intrigue. The trip will align with party vice-president Maryam Nawaz’s visit. It’s speculated that Shehbaz and Maryam are to engage in a crucial discussion with Nawaz Sharif, the party’s head, about his impending return to Pakistan.
Insiders reveal the primary focus of these talks will be the current political climate and the party’s strategy for the upcoming general elections. Amid the reopening of accountability cases against the Sharif family due to the Supreme Court’s recent decisions, Shehbaz met with Maryam in Lahore to discuss the legal ramifications. Conversations also touched upon prospective candidates for the PM position in the subsequent government.
While Maryam’s UK trip had been preplanned for family reasons, Shehbaz’s swift return has surprised many, considering his recent extensive visit where discussions with Nawaz were prevalent. Nawaz’s upcoming return to Pakistan requires him to obtain protective bail in a specific case and surrender in another. As the cases reopen, both Sharif brothers face legal challenges, raising questions about their political manoeuvres ahead.