RAWALPINDI: Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Thursday announced he will contest the by-elections for a National Assembly seat in Rawalpindi.
However, he did not say which constituency he will be contesting from.
Chaudhry Nisar was addressing a public gathering at the residence of Raja Sajid Hameed, chairman of Union Council Ranyal. Local PML-N leaders, workers and notables of the area were present on the occasion.
Chaudhry Nisar thanked the people of Ranyal for voting for him and supporting him during the general elections, 2018.
He said he has served the people of his constituencies in a way no one else could ever do.
He said his politics was based on the truth, development and betterment of the people.
“I do not have greed for any portfolio,” he said.
Chaudhry Nisar contested the 2018 general elections independently on four national and provincial assembly seats.
Some PML-N leaders met with Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan the last two days who, according to sources, want to end the differences between Chaudhry Nisar and Nawaz Sharif.
The sources said Chaudhry Nisar will speak soon about the election results.
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan contested the 2018 general elections from NA-59, NA-63, PP-10 and PP-12 as an independent candidate with the election symbol of a jeep but was defeated on all seats but PP-12.
PTI’s Ghulam Sarwar, who defeated Chaudhry Nisar, has not yet announced which seat he will be vacating.
Published in Dawn, August 3rd, 2018