Pak Prez visits Khan, offers to ‘mediate’

Lahore (PTI): Pakistan President Arif Alvi has offered to “mediate” between the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party and the Shehbaz Sharif government for developing consensus on major issues, a media report said on Sunday, as he visited the injured former premier to inquire about his health after he suffered bullet injuries during a protest march.
On Saturday President Alvi and first lady Begum Samina Arif Alvi visited the Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre in Lahore to inquire about the health of Khan and thereafter stayed with him for almost three hours, The Express Tribune newspaper reported.
“The president and the first lady expressed their best wishes and prayed for his (Khan’s) speedy recovery,” the report said.
During the meeting, Alvi, and Khan also exchanged views of the dire political and economic situation of the country.
During the conversation, 73-year-old Alvi, who also hails from Khan’s PTI, offered his services in his personal capacity to mediate amongst stakeholders for developing consensus on major issues, the report said.

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