Nisar to fight Pak general polls as independent candidate

Nisar to fight Pak general polls as independent candidate
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Rawalpindi: Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar on Monday filed his nomination papers as an independent candidate from Taxila and Rawalpindi to contest upcoming elections on July 25.

As reported by the Dawn, Nisar, who has been associated with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), while speaking to media appeared miffed with the party for choosing ‘politically orphan’ people over him and said that he would no longer be working for the party.

He further made a scathing remark at ousted Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz, who is going to fight elections from the Karachi constituency.

Nisar said, “These Sharifs will not able to show their faces anywhere if I decide to open my mouth” and that he had been silent all this while because of his 34-year association with the Sharifs.

Continuing his attack on the father-daughter duo, Nisar said, “An opponent of Aurat Raj (women holding political office) has now imposed his daughter on the party.”

Talking about whether he would be joining PML(N) opposition party Pakistan Tehreek-e Insaaf (PTI) in the future, Nisar said: “While there might be ten faults within the PTI, there are more than 100 flaws in the N-league.”

This comes after former federal information minister Pervaiz Rashid said that only those would be considered for award of party tickets who have formally applied for it and were appearing before the board.

Meanwhile, Maryam Nawaz uploaded a video showing PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif appearing before the parliamentary board to qualify for a party ticket.

(ANI)