Nisar welcomes army’s decision to stay ‘apolitical’

Former minister launches electoral campaign from his constituency.


Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday welcomed the decision of Pakistan Army to stay away from politics, saying, that they should do their job and the politicians theirs.

Talking to media persons here, he denied rumours of forming his own political party, revealing that he was in touch with the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) as well as the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Nisar said, “I have a relationship of respect and honour with PTI Chairman Imran Khan.

“I have been in the PML-N, and I have good relations with him. I am in touch with the PML-N and the PTI and will take a decision after consulting the people of the constituency.”

He said, “It may also be that I contest the election as an independent candidate.”
The former minister also expressed the desire to be kept away from the political situation in Punjab.

“Ever since I was born, I have heard that accountability is happening, but when accountability happened, it was unilateral,” he said.

Before his media talk, Nisar addressed the people of his constituency, where he requested the media to turn off the cameras. However, he did not stop them from reporting the meeting.

Addressing the public, he said, “I am not so satisfied with my performance of serving my people. My friends have started a political campaign today.”

He added, “I will contest the election myself from PP-10 constituency and will field my candidates from PP-12 constituency.”

He said, “Today, there are accusations against bigwigs. I am sitting silently because nowadays politics of abuse is happening.”

Nisar said, “I will not speak against the party I worked for. Imran Khan is very good to me. I will not speak against him either.”

The former minister said that the politics of PML-N and PTI had now turned into enmity.

“Whoever succeeded from my constituency did nothing for its people and defamed the country with a fake degree,” he added.

On the political situation, he said that there were serious threats to the country.
“The distinction between truth and falsehood has ended. However, you will not be ashamed if you vote for me. I stand with the truth. I will stand with the truth,” Nisar said.

Flaying nowadays’ politics, where party chiefs call the shots, he said that “this is not politics” because “in politics, there are disagreements”.

“If my opponent has delivered even a one-tenth of what he promised, vote for him,” he added.

“If you vote for me. You will not be ashamed. People used to tell me that ‘if you remain silent, people will forget you’,” he added.

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