Lahore (November 29, 2017): A 13-member Qatri delegation headed by Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim bin Jaber Al-Thani reached Lahore where they are scheduled to meet Pakistan Muslim League-N leader Nawaz Sharif and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif.
Upon arrival in the city, the Qatari delegation led by Sheikh Hamad went to Jati Umrah. Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif also accompanied the delegation to the Raiwind residence of Nawaz Sharif.
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Sources said that the delegation will hold an important meeting with Nawaz Sharif and Shahbaz Sharif and will return to Qatar in the evening.Jassim is said to be close ally of Nawaz and attempted to aid the former premier’s case during the Panama Papers proceedings in the Supreme Court earlier this year.Hamad bin Jassim’s letter, shown to the Supreme Court, claimed that the London properties of Sharif family were proceeds of their real estate businesses in which the prime minister’s father, Mian Muhammad Sharif, had invested 12 million dirhams in 1980.
Earlier, upon arrival in Lahore in an special plane, the Qatari delegation was given official protocol.