KARACHI: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in London on Tuesday to attend the London Conference on Afghanistan, Radio Pakistan reported.
British Prime Minister David Cameron had invited the premier to this event on October 28.
The Prime Minister was received by a representative of the British Government and Pakistan High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, Syed Ibne Abbas, at Heathrow Airport.
Co-organised by Britain and Afghanistan, the conference will take place from December 3 to 4.
According to an official statement, the conference will provide a platform for the government of Afghanistan to set out its vision for reform and for the international community to demonstrate enduring solidarity and support for Afghanistan.
No issue in resuming dialogue with PTI
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that his government does not have any issue in resuming dialogue with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), provided it led to an end to the party’s “double standards”, Radio Pakistan reported.
Talking to newsmen after landing in London, Nawaz said he had visited Imran Khan at his residence in Islamabad few months back and discussed all issues openly. But insisted that the ‘politics of lies’ must end.
He defended his government, claiming that they were delivering on all issues, but protesting parties were creating hurdles.
Nawaz said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz believed in democracy, and had always struggled to strengthen democratic norms in the country but new parties were sowing the seeds of hatred.
Appointment of CEC
Regarding the appointment of chief election commissioner, the prime minister said he held constructive talks with Opposition Leader in the National Assembly Khurshid Shah, and the name of a new CEC would be finalised with consensus.
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I think that is the reason he still did not appoint foreign minister so that he and his entire family can enjoy these luxury trips financed by inflated electricity bills from the poor masses.
Army chief is not selected on the power of people's votes, nor he call himself the "Khadim" of people
I am dead sure that Nawaz Sharif has wasted 70% of his time and also 70% of poor and common Pakistani people's taxed money on his useless foreign tours in his regime starts from June 2013 but I request PML-N's representatives to disclose the exact figures,details,expenditures and days Nawaz Sharif wasted on his foreign tours than staying in Pakistan......
Name the country guy whose pm visited same country in a month and also that pm that make visit over visit, count toll of visits if any civilized country have endure this pm should have gone to his home, how many visits are there of coas previously, what do u mean dear by elected pm, is coas has not been selected, or directly elected through dynastic course politics.
Frankly, London is the best city in the world. All Pakistani politicians have resident permits and property. Nawaz should just stay in London and run Pakistan govt from there, and occasionally visit Pakistan. The Rich, don't like top mix with the proletariat and the poor
Why cant Mian Sab send some competent person there. He cannot speak without chits how can he debate his opinion in the conference. He will simply nod whatever they say and meet his family and come back. What is the use of spending so much money?
@Zahid: u mean Pakistan should dictate Afghanistan, first search afghan state and then talk about security, we are not more vibrant than america,which is struggling there
@Hassan: name the country guy whose pm visited same country in a month and also that pm that make visit over visit, count toll of visits if any civilized country have endure this pm should have gone to his home, how many visits are there of coas previously, what do u mean dear by elected pm, is coas has not been selected, or directly elected through dynastic course politics
Fun to read most of the comments over here. Not a word when the Army chief went to the U.S. Low and behold, our elected PM goes abroad and all the trolls jump on. #Hypocrites
london inhabitants would also laugh.......how rich is this country which is being operated on aids
Another junket at the tax payers expense where he will get directions on how to loot Pakistan further.
The guy should be tried for misuse of public funds, money recovered and hopefully we will see his back for good.
.....and to check up on the new properties he's purchased.
So it's find when miscreants IK and TuQ meet in Lobdon to hatch a plan to destabilize Pakistan?!?!?!!
I think we are under estimating the importance of good relations with Afghanistan. Without it we can't have security. Without security and stability we should forget about investment and job growth. It's great and sharif and shareef realise this and are pursuing it with determination. Well done!
London: Business Ka Business - Conference Ki Conference
He fears Imran that's why he is going abroad
Nawaz can let Maryam stay at one of the Mayfair Luxury Hotels.... The Dorchester will do. The Aldwych is a fine hotel. Close to Kensington. Worse come to worse, if no rooms given to Sharif Family, she can sneak into the Mandarin Oriental. Good hotel, good one. Lots of rice,..basmati. Hamza can always slum it at the Ritz.
Strange comments. Should we not participate in a conference on Afghanistan and leave India dictate things over there or should we send the crazy man who is trying to shut down Pakistan?
There goes another Rupees 500 million in the drain.
Go and enjoy trip. Country can function as usual weather you will remain in the country or aboard.
So this time it would be citrus Petti's he would be carrying with him to london?
Does he ever stay in Pakistan ?!???
Bon Voyage! - with family , Sir?