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PML-N leaders in NA-49 flay own candidate

Updated July 06, 2018

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PESHAWAR: The PML-N leaders from South Waziristan have criticised their party candidate for NA-49 Dilawar Khan Mehsud for withdrawing his nomination papers in favour of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf candidate Dost Mohammad Khan.

Addressing a press conference at Peshawar Press Club on Thursday, PML-N secretary information for Waziristan, Naqeebullah Mehsud, demanded of the party leadership to issue a show-cause notice to Dilawar Khan for violating the party discipline.

He said that PML-N workers rendered sacrifices for strengthening the party in the region but some people were bent upon damaging it for their personal gains. He said that workers did not have any complaint against PML-N district president Malik Ghani, but withdrawal of the party candidate disappointed them.

Mr Mehsud said that the party had issued ticket to Dilawar Khan to contest the forthcoming general elections from NA-49 constituency and workers had appreciated the decision, but the candidate disappointed them by leaving them halfway.

Flanked by other local leaders of PML-N, Mr Meshud said that Dilawar Khan lost confidence of workers so he should not be allowed to use the name of PML-N for his personal interests any longer.

He asked the PML-N leadership to expel him from the party as he had lost confidence of workers.

The PML-N leader said that a delegation of the party would soon call on the top leadership to apprise it of the factual position so that necessary steps could be taken for reorganisation of the party in Waziristan.

Published in Dawn, July 6th, 2018