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Things continue to get more prickly on the Chaudhry Nisar-Sharif biradraan front.

Apparently still fuming over being asked to pitch his achievements to a party committee and 'request' a ticket for the upcoming elections — and a subsequent tweet from Maryam Nawaz showing her uncle, Shahbaz Sharif, doing the same — Nisar has lashed out quite ruthlessly at his (former?) friends in the Sharif family.

In warning that he can render Nawaz and Shahbaz Sharif "unable to show their faces" if he were to spill the beans on their private lives, Nisar seems to have booted out any wish to retain even a symbolic link to the party. He has also announced that he will contest the upcoming elections as an independent.

It is worth pointing out that the PML-N had previously decided that it would put up a challenger against Nisar in his traditional constituency of NA-63 Taxila.

Asked by party workers at the Rawalpindi corner meeting if he was finally considering joining the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Nisar opted for a vague response: "You focus on the elections, [I] will decide what is better."

However, the PML-N stalwart does state that he believes that "while there might be 10 faults within the PTI, there are more than 100 flaws in the N-league."