Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) president and Punjab Chief Minister, Shehbaz Sharif has assured the party’s disgruntled leader and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan that all his grievances with the party leadership will be redressed soon.
The two PML-N leaders discussed matters pertaining to upcoming elections and overall political situation of the country in the aftermath of lifetime disqualification of ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif’s as a result of the Supreme Court’s ruling.
This was the third meeting between the two leaders in a week, media reported.
Reassuring the disgruntled PML-N stalwart, Shebaz said the party needed the former to continue serving the masses and contributing in development projects for the progress and prosperity of common people.
“We want this journey to continue and for that it’s vital to remove all differences within the party ranks,” he added.
The meeting takes place as the ruling party in centre and Punjab is once again locked in internal division between ‘hawks’ and ‘doves’ regarding Nawaz Sharif’s lifetime disqualification by the Supreme Court earlier on Friday.
PML-N’s new president Shehbaz and his allies reportedly believe that the party should wait for the accountability court’s decision instead of increasing confrontation with the judiciary after the apex court’s verdict.
On the contrary, Sharif’s team – with his daughter Maryam Nawaz at the forefront – believes the party should continue with its aggressive posturing highly critical of judiciary.
Yesterday, Chaudhry Nisar strongly reacted to a recent statement from Maryam that it was Nawaz Sharif’s prerogative to award party ticket to the former interior minister, saying she had no authority over the matter.
“Who asked for the ticket?” said Nisar in reaction to Maryam’s statement. “It seems like giving me a [party] ticket is the biggest problem of the upcoming general elections.”
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— The Daily Mail - People's Daily