Shahbaz Sharif admits parting ways with Chaudhry Nisar

Shahbaz Sharif admits parting ways with Chaudhry Nisar

LAHORE – The former Chief Minister of Punjab and president of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Shehbaz Sharif expressed that the party had parted ways with former interior minister Chaudhary Nisar Ali Khan.

Talking to Saleem Safi on Geo News’ show ‘Jirga’, the PML-N head said he had a friendly relation with Chaudhry Nisar, however, regretted that the two of them have dissociated with each other.

The younger Sharif said he had convinced Nawaz Sharif for awarding ticket to Nisar, but it could not happen because of issuance of statements from both sides.

“I have had an affiliation with Chaudhry Nisar and I won’t issue statements on that throughout my life,” he said.

Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz had nominated candidates against disgruntled Chaudry Nisar Ali Khan for the constituencies, NA-59, NA-63, PP-10 and PP-12.

Raja Qamarul Islam will be PML-N’s candidate for NA-59 and PP-10, while Mumtaz Khan has been fielded in NA-63.

Ch Nisar will face Faisal Qayyum Malik of PML-N at the PP-12 constituency.

Meanwhile, Chaudhry Sarfaraz Afzal, Raja Sarfraz Asghar and Zeeshan Siddiq Butt will contest on PML-N ticket in PP-13, PP-20 and PP-19, respectively.

Shehbaz also asserted that the party had chosen him (Shehbaz) for the post of prime minister if they won the polls, adding that the allegations of opposition to support Reham Khan were baseless.

“I am neither behind Reham’s book nor gave her a single penny for it directly or indirectly,” Shehbaz said.

The PML-N head is facing corruption charges these days along with running an electoral campaign for the general elections 2018 scheduled to be held on July 25.