ISLAMABAD: Foreign interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has called upon the top leadership of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to make Dawn Leaks report public so as to expose the role of former information minister Pervaiz Rashid in the saga.
Nisar’s call came through his spokesperson after Rashid advised him to quit the party for criticising it at critical times.
“I don’t deem it my responsibility to respond to statements of a person who has had very limited connection with the PML-N,” former interior minister said, as quoted by his spokesperson.
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Referring to Rashid, he said it was surprising that a person who never contested election at any level and remained a member of another party most of his life, was portraying himself as a senior leader of the PML-N.
“The man [Rashid] who identifies himself with the thinking of Indian PM Modi about Pakistan Army is claiming to represent a political party that founded the country,” said Nisar, according to his spokesperson.
He urged PML-N President Nawaz Sharif and PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi to publish the Dawn Leaks report so that people could know how Rashid actually thought and acted.
Earlier, Rashid had said in a statement that Nisar should quit the PML-N after making his thinking about the party politics known.
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The former information minister believed that Nisar was prone to giving controversial statements against the PML-N and its leadership at a time when the party was facing immense external pressure and direly needed support from its leaders.
Rashid asked the PML-N leadership to think about ousting Nisar from the party and if his vote was needed in this regard, he was ready to do it.
The PML-N had removed Rashid from the post of information minister after the emergence of the Dawn Leaks controversy.
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