Senior PML-N leaders hold important meeting in London.

London -- Senior PML-N leaders held a meeting in London on Saturday with party president Shahbaz Sharif to discuss the party's role in various parliamentary matters, including the pending legislation on an army chief's tenure and the suspended appointments of the Election Commission of Pakistan. Among the members present in the meeting were Ahsan Iqbal, Ishaq Dar, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Khwaja Asif, Rana Tanvir, Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, and Marriyum Aurangzeb.

After emerging from the meeting venue, Kh Asif said Shahbaz was briefed on parliamentary issues which arose in the recent weeks as well as non-parliamentary matters that Pakistan is confronted with. 'His guidance on these issues was sought,' said Asif.

'We will formulate the party's policy on these matters upon our return to Pakistan,' he said, adding, 'The issue of the army chief's extension cannot be commented upon until the issuance of the detailed judgment.'

Asif also said that if fresh elections were to take place, 'our stance is that the first step should be an in-house change, not for the sake of perpetuating the change but for the sake of holding new elections.' The PML-N leader said the APS190 million settlement by the family of property tycoon Malik Riaz was not discussed.

According to sources, announcement regarding formation of comittees to approach different political parties will also be made after the meeting.

'We will inquire after the party's supreme leader and also take guidance (from Nawaz and Shahbaz) mainly on the issues of legislation on the extension in service of the army chief and the appointment of the new chief election commissioner,' PML-N spokesperson Aurangzeb had told media...

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