Former interior minister Chaudhary Nisar departed for London on Tuesday for a two-week visit to hold ‘important political meetings’. Nisar flew via Pakistan International Airlines’ flight PK-785 from Islamabad. He is likely to return to Pakistan on February 25.
According to reports, Nisar is also expected to undergo medical examination during the visit.
Nisar had distanced himself from Pakistan Muslim League-N after developing differences with the party’s supremo Nawaz Sharif. The former interior minister had also refused to accept Nawaz’s daughter Maryam Nawaz as PML-N’s leader. The senior politician had been advising former prime minister Nawaz Sharif to avoid a war of words with state institutions, cautioning him that it was not in the interest of the country.