Chaudhry Nisar decides to vote in favour of this political party for Punjab government
ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) contacted its former member Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan — who contested the election as an independent candidate.
The veteran politician, a political heavyweight of Rawalpindi who has been a member of every National Assembly since 1985, lost both his NA seats — NA-59 and NA-60 — in the July 25 polls.
However, he was able to win a seat in the provincial assembly from PP-10 constituency. Nisar also contested the polls from PP-12, though he was unable to stand victorious from the constituency.
According to information received from sources, Nisar had responded positively to PML-N leaders.
With 13 independent candidates that the party claims have pledged support to PML-N, it now needs the support of only four more independent candidates to reach the minimum count — 148 — to form the government in Punjab.
In a statement, PML-N leader Senate Mushahid Hussain said his party was positive that it will form the government in the province. "We have more members in the Punjab Assembly and it is our right to form the government here," he observed.
The support of at least 148 members is required for a party to have its chief minister elected in the province.