Shehbaz meets Nawaz in UK over naming new army chief


Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has met his older brother and former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in London to discuss the appointment of the next army chief – often considered the most powerful position in the country.
Defence minister Asif Khawaja, who is travelling with the premier, confirmed the meeting of the Sharif brothers on a Pakistani TV channel on Thursday night.
“Everything will become clear in coming few days,” he told Geo TV.
The current army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, is due to retire on November 29.
Al Jazeera sought comments from two government ministers over the meeting of the Sharifs in London, but the queries went unanswered.
Khawaja accused opposition leader and former Prime Minister Imran Khan of trying to influence the appointment of the military chief and making it controversial.