PM leaves for London to attend Queen Elizabeth’s state funeral


Prime Minister (PM) Shehbaz Sharif has left for London.

As per foreign office spokesperson, at the invitation of the British government, the Prime Minister has left for London from Noor Airbase. He will also represent Pakistan at the State Funeral of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London on Monday.
Information minister Marriyum Aurangzeb, defence minister Khawaja Asif and Mashir Ahmad Cheema are accompanying the PM.
During his stay in London he will meet his British counterpart and other leaders. He will also hold meeting with his elder brother Nawaz Sharif to discuss the overall political situation of the country. Consultation will also be made in connection with the appointment of new army chief. Shehbaz Sharif will take Nawaz Sharif into confidence on diverse matters.

Later he will leave for the United States via London to participate in the 77th session of the UN General Assembly beginning from the 20th of this month. He will address General Assembly session.

Sources said PM Shehbaz Sharif is likely to return to Pakistan from US on September 27.