Shehbaz meets Nisar to 'woo him into not holding press conference'

Punjab CM tells interior minister that ongoing rift could be taken care of internally, no need to go public

News Desk July 26, 2017
Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif. PHOTO: APP/File

Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif met Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday and requested him not to make his party’s internal conflict public by holding a press conference, Express News reported.

The chief minister held a meeting with his fellow Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) leader at the Punjab House and urged him to resolve the issues amicably, sources said. Sharif said the ongoing rift could be taken care of internally and there was no need to make it public.

Shehbaz commended Nisar’s efforts for the party and told him that he was an important part of the PML-N.

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The interior minister said that his differences were based on principles and that he was not working for his own interests but for the party and the country.

The sources said senior PML-N leaders were trying to convince Nisar not to go for a hard-hitting press conference and refrain from targeting the policies of his party’s leadership in handling the situation which had led to the mess the party was in now.

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The party leaders are asking Nisar to either call off his press conference or to avoid targeting the party leadership should he feel inclined to go ahead with addressing the media.

Party insiders said the PM was not happy that the interior minister was not on the forefront in dealing with the ongoing crisis wherein the demands for his resignation had gained momentum.

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MS | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend Better stay in PML (N). You are out of gas now.
Amir | 3 years ago | Reply | Recommend Ch. Nisar by postponing and hiding behind health, and seeing talking to various leadership of PMLN is blackmailing for a favorable outcome If he is an upright person he should come out straight and be bold enough to say what is wrong with the leadership...not hide so he can get what he wants. Come on Nisar sb show your spine for once
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