RAWALPINDI: Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan will contest the upcoming general election as an independent candidate.
Nisar, who has been associated with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), announced his decision during a corner meeting held at Adiala Road.
“The party [PML-N] has given tickets to political orphans,” Nisar said, adding, “There are 10 faults in the PTI and 100 [faults] in the PML-N.”
Political aides of Chaudhry Nisar earlier filed the nomination papers for constituencies NA-63, NA-59, PP-10 and PP-12.
The former interior minister alleged that a ‘comical drama’ was being staged by PML-N leadership to not issue him party tickets for the forthcoming polls.
Party quaid Nawaz Sharif and ex-Punjab chief minister Shehbaz Sharif were reported to be at loggerheads regarding issuing a party ticket to Nisar.
“Nawaz is adamant to not issue a ticket to former interior minister Nisar,” sources within the PML-N said. “He has recommended that if Nisar does not ask the party to issue him a ticket, then he should not be given one.”
The 2018 Boao Forum for Asia (BFA) annual conference is scheduled for April 8 to 11 in Boao, Hainan Province. The forum will be themed "An Open and Innovative Asia for a World of Greater Prosperity."
— The Daily Mail - People's Daily
Jan 08, 2019 0