ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday excused himself from meeting with former President Asif Ali Zardari, PML-N sources revealed to Geo News.

According to sources, arrangements and protocol for the meeting had been finalised but the prime minister excused himself due to other commitments.

PM House sources told Geo News the former president’s criticism of the military establishment in a speech on Tuesday was the reason behind the prime minister cancelling the meeting. The prime minister was advised to not meet Zardari at this time as it would send the wrong message.

PPP sources told Geo News that a meeting had been scheduled between Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and the former president.