Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has met with Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, Nawaz’s daughter Maryam confirmed adding that Nawaz is expected to return to Pakistan on Tuesday night, according to her tweet. However, opposition parties’ leaders such as Asif Zardari, Khursheed Shah, Aitzaz Ahsan, Imran Khan and Sheikh Rashid have criticized Sharif brothers over their Saudi visit which is believed to have been planned to seek Saudi meddling into Pakistan’s internal affairs.
An initial meeting between Saudis and Nawaz was earlier reportedly cancelled for ‘unknown’ reasons, a friend of the Sharif family had said.
After the meeting, Nawaz left Madinah and went to Jeddah. From there, he’s expected to go to Makkah to perform Umrah before returning to Pakistan tonight, his daughter said.
Ahead of Nawaz’s return, Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif flew back from Jeddah to Lahore on Tuesday morning.