Chaudhry Nisar parts ways with PML-N after 35 years

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TAXILA: Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar parted ways with the PML-N on Monday after being associated with the party for the last 35 years.

The former PML-N leader held a press conference at Wah Cantonment and said that he had taken the decision to part ways with the party due to his conscience.

“I do politics of honour, not of power,” he said. “I have been part of the PML-N for a long time,” he added.

Chaudhry Nisar spoke about several unresolved differences and issues in the party. He said that he still had a close relationship with several key leaders of the party.

“I have said many times over the past couple of months that I am anymore a part of the PML-N,” he said.

PML-N leaders Sheikh Sajidur Rehman and Zeeshan Saeed were with Nisar when he held the presser.

Nisar said that a conspiracy was being hatched to make Pakistan weak on several fronts. He blamed the opposition and the government, both, for the ongoing political crisis in the country.

“The PTI does not have any policy on how to solve the problems of the poor or bring relief to the masses,” he said.

He said that despite making tall claims in opposition, the PTI had surrendered the country to international institutions like the IMF and the World Bank.

“The federal government is now taking dictations from the IMF and World Bank,” he said.

Nisar said that due to the devaluation of the rupee and rising oil prices, the country was gripped with inflation.

“The rising unrest among the people could bring about a movement against the government,” he warned.

He criticised the attitude of certain ministers and said that calling everyone looters would not solve problems.

“To give this nation a sense of direction, you must address the people and their problems. Calling everyone looters and dacoits will not solve anything,” he said.

Nisar, who had won one seat in General Elections 2018–said that it would be sheer hypocrisy if he took oath.

“Being a member-elect of the provincial assembly it would not be justified for him to raise questions over the performance of the National Assembly,” he said.

Stating that Imran Khan was misinformed about the gas and oil reserves information, Nisar said that the premier should be held responsible for making tall claims.