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Pakistan is sailing through difficult phase: Nawaz Sharif

LONDON (Monitoring Desk) – Ex-prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday expressed concerns over Pakistan’s current situation, saying that the country is sailing through difficult phase.

Talking to media in London, Nawaz Sharif said that Pakistan was moving smoothly towards development but now, it is becoming instable. He said that the process of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has also slowed down due to unrest.

The former PM said that his government has worked hard for the welfare of the people during the last four years in order to improve the country.

The stock exchange, which was hovering around 54,000 points, has now dropped to around 37,000 points, he added.

Nawaz Sharif is in London to visit his ailing wife Begum Kulsoom Nawaz after the accountability court granted him a short-duration exemption from the hearings of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) references against him. However, sources told that Sharif has delayed his plan to return Pakistan.

Earlier, PM Abbasi, Khawaja Asif and Shahbaz Sharif had reached London on late Wednesday and met former prime minister and president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Nawaz Sharif after attending OIC Summit in Istanbul.

The meeting was attended by Maryam Nawaz, Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif and Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif.

Important decisions regarding political issues in the country were discussed in the meeting. The PML-N leaders also informed Sharif regarding major developments in the country’s politics.