Sources informed that Mushahid held a meeting with former prime minister and PML-N President Nawaz Sharif at his Jati Umra residence today after which the decision was finalised.
Reports had been circulating about Mushahid’s return to the PML-N, the party he left in favour of General Pervez Musharraf when the latter ousted Nawaz in the 1999 military coup.
Mushahid’s term in the Upper House of Parliament is expiring on March 11 and he was set to retire owing to the minimal presence of PML-Q in the provincial and national assemblies.
Owing to reports of his jumping ship, the PML-Q had removed him from his party position late last year.
Sources said Mushahid will now be elected to the Senate from the Punjab Assembly, where the PML-N enjoys a substantial majority, although at present he was elected from Islamabad’s technocrat seat.
Mushahid, who heads the Senate Standing Committee on Defence, is considered an expert in the fields of defence and foreign affairs, as well as a strong advocate on Pak-China relations.
Reports had been circulating about Mushahid’s return to the PML-N, the party he left in favour of General Pervez Musharraf when the latter ousted Nawaz in 1999 in a military coup.
Nawaz’s daughter Maryam, Senator Pervaiz Rasheed and Federal Railways Minister Saad Rafique were present at the meeting.
میاں نواز شریف لاھور میں سیاسی چھکا لگا کر دوسرے چھکے کے لئے پشاور روانہ ھو گئے – لاھور کا چھکا چند لمحوں تک سامنے آنے والا ھے
— Khawaja Saad Rafique (@KhSaad_Rafique) February 4, 2018