Top Pak leaders to spend Eid holidays in London


LONDON: The senior political leadership of Pakistan is set to spend time around Eidul Fitr in London.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is in London on the advice of doctors after his open-heart surgery which was done almost a month ago. The PM is set for a second follow check up within days and that’s when he is likely to get a clearance date for air travel, sources have told The News. “It’s likely that the PM will leave for Pakistan around a week after Eid,” said the source.

PPP leaders Asif Ali Zardari and his children will spend Eid in London, according to a senior PPP leader based in London. He told The News that Bilawal Bhutto Zardari will reach London from Pakistan to spend Eid here. “Aseefa and Bakhtawar are set to reach London for Eid,” said the source and added that Asif Ali Zardari will be arriving in the British capital from Dubai to celebrate Eid with his children.

After the arrest of Dr Asim Hussain, the former president of Pakistan, has not returned to Pakistan although he has blasted the arrest and media trial of Dr Asim Hussain. PTI leader Naeemul Haque will be reaching London on 6th of July for meetings party cadres. Imran Khan, whose sons Suleman and Qasim live here with their mother, will join his sons on 10th of July for holidaying as well as to watch Pakistan and England cricket matches at the Oval.

MQM’s leader Altaf Hussain has called over Karachi leadership Dr Farooq Sattar and nominated Karachi mayor Waseem Akhtar. “It’s highly likely that they will spend Eid in  London. Consultations about the Karachi mayor issue will be mainly discussed, and the MQM may give a new name for the Karachi mayor because it’s clear that Waseem  Akhtar is not liked in many powerful circles, and the MQM needs some form of power in the metropolis as soon as possible. With Waseem Akhtar as the nominated mayor, it’s not happening anytime soon.”

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