Take a leap of faith and join us, Imran woos Nisar

PTI chief says party can lend support to Nisar if he even runs as an independent candidate in general elections

News Desk February 11, 2018
PTI chief Imran Khan. PHOTO: FILE

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Sunday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) parliamentarian Chaudhry Nisar must take a leap of faith and join his party, Express News reported.

While speaking to the media informally, the PTI chief said that "If Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif bring back the billions of rupees they have hidden overseas then they will have my forgiveness".

He added that "forming an alliance with Bilawal Bhutto entails conciliation with Asif Zardari which is not possible".

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"We could even support Nisar if he runs as an independent candidate in the upcoming general elections," he said.

Imran added that it seems as if the upcoming general elections shall take place on time, adding that, as soon as the interim government comes in PML-N members will start leaving the party.

The comments come in the wake of  Nisar's recent comment that he is ready to work under Nawaz and Shehbaz but will not work under Maryam Nawaz.

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Nisar brazenly said that he will not be hypocritical and will say things as they are.

When asked about his earlier comment made on Maryam Nawaz being inept to hold public office, he remarked, “There are a lot of things said about me. When did I criticize Nawaz and Maryam? Till I stay in politics I will not be hypocritical. Someone asked me about Maryam in a TV interview and I replied saying exactly what I felt. They questioned if I can work under Shehbaz Sharif I said yes, asked about Nawaz Sharif I reaffirmed, however when asked if I would be able to work under Maryam I clearly replied saying no.


Ghessan | 4 years ago | Reply Ch. Nisar joining PTI will lead to many in party adjusting their places. He will be close enough to Khan which may create reservations among other top leaders. It is time for Imran Khan to take strategic maneuvers before general elections. He must sit with party leadership and convince them to hearty welcome good people to the party instead of confrontation as there are a few very close and (can be seen standing on his left and right) who may not only make hurdles for the new comers but are also confronting each other. Besides more important is to bring back those sincere party leaders who were actually PTI now either left or soon are going to be. Only then party can gain its strength again.
Qaiser Ahmed | 4 years ago | Reply Not such a good idea. His inclusion in PTI will create a lot of friction He will expect and demand to be seated at the head table.Not that he is not capable but there are loyal PTI members who are far more deserving.
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