Sharif likely to visit Saudi Arabia next week

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Islamabad, Sep.6 (ANI): Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif is likely to visit Saudi Arabia next week to meet King Shah Abdullah, sources said.

According to sources, Sharif is likely to reach Riyadh on September 11 to hold talks with King Abdullah and Saudi Intelligence chief Shahzada Muqran.

Sharif's Saudi visit is being seen in connection with the former President Pervez Musharraf's recent talks with King Abdullah, in which he (Musharraf) is believed to have urged the Saudi authorities to direct the Pakistan government and various political quarters, particularly the PML-N, to stop persuading for his high treason trial.

"The policy of the PML-N, with regard to the trial of Musharraf, is likely to change after the former premier's visit to Saudi Arabia," The Dawn quoted sources, as saying.

Meanwhile, Leader of Opposition in the Punjab Assembly Chaudhry Zaheer has criticised the Sharif brothers for involving Saudi Arabia in the country's internal affairs.

Zaheer said it was the Sharifs' who had first started to seek Riyadh's help in resolving internal political matters. (ANI)

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