Nawaz Sharif meets British High Commissioner

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LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) supremo, Nawaz Sharif met with British High Commissioner to Pakistan Jane Marriott on Monday.

The meeting focused on strengthening relations between the two countries, including trade.

PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif, and senior vice-president and chief organiser Maryam Nawaz Sharif were also present in the meeting.

The British diplomat and the former prime minister discussed matters of mutual interest and good relations with each other.

Nawaz Sharif said that overseas Pakistanis living in Britain can play a pivotal role in strengthening relations between the two countries.

He stressed that solidifying friendly relations is ‘the need of the hour’. Good relations is in mutual interest of both the nations, the PML-N supremo remarked.

During the meeting, particular focus was given to trade and investment opportunities between Pakistan and Britain.

The British High Commissioner has met with various political parties in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi to talk about upcoming elections in Pakistan.

Jane Marriott said that holding inclusive elections is vital for Pakistan’s future.

The British High Commissioner congratulated the three times former prime minister leader on his exoneration from various court cases.

Nawaz Sharif was disqualified from holding public office for life over corruption allegations by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in 2017.

Read more: New precedent: Supreme Court nullifies lifetime disqualification

Earlier today, the SC later overturned lifetime disqualification for lawmakers on Monday, January 8. The decision was based on confusion surrounding article 62(1)(f) of the constitution. There was lack of clarity on whether a disqualified official was barred from holding public office for life or five years only.

The latest judgment from the SC now enables the PML-N supremo to contest the upcoming general election slated for February 8.  

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