Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has announced that he will take part in elections as an independent candidate.
The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) “has awarded tickets to political orphans… so I will fight elections as an independent candidate now”, said the estranged leader while addressing a corner meeting at Adiyala Road in Rawalpindi on Monday.
Chaudhry Nisar to contest general elections from NA-59, PP-10, PP-14
Over the rising criticism on allotment of ticket by major political parties, Nisar said the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) “has 10 weaknesses but Pakistan the PML-N has more than 100”.
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In a veiled attack on party supremo Nawaz Sharif, he said the anti-matriarch had imposed his own daughter on the party.
In the existing political atmosphere, the senior politician said if it were not for his 34 years of association with the Sharifs, his revelations would render him unable to face anyone.
The workers asked him about the speculation that he was joining the PTI, but he advised them to focus on elections, adding that he would make a better decision.
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It is pertinent to mention that Nisar has submitted nomination papers for two seats each in the National Assembly and the Punjab Assembly.
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