In London digs, Zardari calls Nawaz

Published: April 16, 2016
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PPP has denied any chance of a meeting between the two. PHOTO: INP

PPP has denied any chance of a meeting between the two. PHOTO: INP

Former president and PPP Co-chairman Asif Ali Zardari called Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday evening and inquired after his health with the two leaders staying in close proximity in London.

Zardari, who arrived in London earlier on Friday, is staying at Grosvenor House which is located just a few blocks down Park Lane to where Nawaz is staying.

Zardari not meeting Nawaz in London: Bilawal

However, the PPP has denied any chance of a meeting between the two.

Bilawal Bhutto Zardari tweeted a rebuttal on Friday to a news report stating that the two could meet. “Zardari is not meeting Nawaz.”

It was followed up with a statement from the PPP information secretary Qamar Zaman Kaira that the two will not be meeting in London nor back in Pakistan.

When Nawaz arrived in London on Wednesday, he had told reporters that while he had good ties with Zardari, he too dismissed speculation of any impending meeting.

But late on Friday, Zardari made a video-call to Nawaz and inquired about his health.

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In the past both have held meetings in London but these have almost always been officially denied by both sides.

Earlier in the day, Nawaz had gone for another check-up at the hospitals but doctors have yet to provide a definitive diagnosis.

Published in The Express Tribune, April 16th, 2016.

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Reader Comments (8)

  • Mohammed
    Apr 16, 2016 - 10:10AM

    2 old thieves looking to evade jail. Recommend

  • nikki
    Apr 16, 2016 - 10:53AM

    What happens when both meet? Any answer from any oneRecommend

  • Ali Shirazi
    Apr 16, 2016 - 11:05AM

    i will quit PTI and will join PPP if PPP genuinely stands for the people. BB was a genuine smart leader. Recommend

  • ali
    Apr 16, 2016 - 11:18AM

    They did a video call but didnt meet..funny to imagine what the IQ level of pml-n supporters (or supporters of this china-cutting democracy) should be..Recommend

  • Last Man Alive
    Apr 16, 2016 - 11:24AM

    Brothers in theft.Recommend

  • Naim Khan
    Apr 17, 2016 - 1:10AM

    @nikki:
    Partners in crime will meet, Zidari is clever than Nawaz, both have same education level, now let’s see what Nawaz has to offer in return for PPP sport, Nawaz is sinking slowly, that’s way he has come to London to ask brother Zidari to save me once more and save yourself otherwise Imran Khan will sink us both. I think Nawaz should stay in London not to go back. Recommend

  • Apr 17, 2016 - 3:59AM

    Two former Head of StoneAge State meet. Billy Boy watches like Papu.Recommend

  • anwar
    Apr 17, 2016 - 5:17AM

    it is like Nawaz Moodee meeting in similar manner …agreeably denied.Dirty politics by dirty people..Recommend

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