Ch Nisar announces decision to contest polls from three constituencies

09:59 PM | 30 Apr, 2018
Ch Nisar announces decision to contest polls from three constituencies
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ISLAMABAD - Former interior minister and disgruntled leader of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Monday announced to contest upcoming general elections from three constituencies.

Ch Nisar will contest the upcoming elections from NA-59, and will also contest the elections from PP-10 and PP-14 constituencies.

The PML-N leader also plans to get a ticket from NA-63. "I will decide to contest elections from NA-63 after consultations with the party leaders," said Nisar.

On April 19, Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan had invited the PML-N stalwart to join his party. However, following a meeting with the PML-N president Shehbaz Sharif on the same day, Nisar had given a conditional nod to put aside his reservations and differences with the ruling party, sources had claimed.

Nisar has been quietly working on a plan to contest upcoming elections as an independent candidate. He also shared a survey conducted in his native constituency with his close friends, which suggested that at least 70 percent of the area voters wanted Nisar to contest the next elections as an independent candidate.

The ruling party had also tried to locate some candidates in Ch Nisar’s constituency but failed to find a suitable and strong candidate capable of defeating Chaudhry Nisar.