Quitting or staying back: Chaudhry Nisar - Shahbaz Sharif meeting inside tale

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Quitting or staying back: Chaudhry Nisar - Shahbaz Sharif meeting inside tale

LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif held an urgent meeting with the disgruntled PMLN leader Chaudhry Nisar.

He convinced disgruntled PML-N leader and former interior minister, Ch Nisar Ali Khan, to stay in the party and play his role.

After a year’s long sour ties between Ch Nisar and the party, it is the first meeting with Shehbaz Sharif since he took over the slot of PML-N president on March 13 last. The meeting which was scheduled last week witnessed a lot of positive development to retain Ch Nisar in the PML-N which the former interior minister said is his mother party with 35-year-long affiliation.

The meeting which continued for about 45 minutes at the Model Town secretariat of the chief minister discussed various matters relating to the current political situation, the party and the next elections with particular focus on the grievances of Ch Nisar with the leadership.

Sources in the party say Ch Nisar expressed willingness to stay in the party with respect and honour and without being discredited by those who these days are close to the top leadership of the party and are speaking against him.

The sources say Ch Nisar reiterated his stance on adopting an agreeable relationship with the institutions and not undermining their position in the public speeches by the top and second-rate leadership of the party.

Media reports added the two leaders also discussed the issues relating to Ch Nisar’s acceptance in the party after he publicly made remarks against Nawaz Sharif’s narrative and his refusal to work under Maryam Nawaz.

The sources stated the chief minister wanted both Ch Nisar and those about whom he had reservations to avoid speaking against each other in the interest of the party and the next elections. They said the meeting concluded on a positive note.