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Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan

‘I am still a part of PML-N’

RAWALPINDI: Disgruntled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar on Tuesday spoke to media for the first time since the July 25 general elections and claimed that he is still a part of PML-N, ARY News reported. According to ARY News correspondent, the former interior minister said that that he is still a part of PML-N and the party has a bright future. He, however, added that "situation would have been different", if former PM Nawaz Sharif would have paid heed to his advice. Read More: Nisar says…

Chaudhry Nisar to vie for Pindi NA seat in by-polls

RAWALPINDI: Disgruntled PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan announced that he will contest by-elections for a National Assembly seat in Rawalpindi. Nisar made this announcement during his address at a public gathering attended by local PML-N workers and other notables. Former interior minister, however, did not disclose which constituency he will be fighting by-polls from. “I do not have greed for any portfolio,” he said, while claiming that his politics have always been based on truth, development and welfare of…

Nisar hits out at Maryam over ‘jeep’ symbol taunt

TEXILA: Disgruntled Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Wednesday hit out at Maryam Nawaz for taunting him for picking jeep symbol to contest the July 25 election as an independent candidate. Speaking to media here, he sought to explain the reason behind his selection of this symbol, saying it was picked after deliberation with his close aides from his constituency because it is clear and easily understandable. A day earlier, Maryam, the daughter of former premier Nawaz Sharif, had…

‘Jeep’ represents aliens, Maryam taunts Nisar

LONDON: In an apparent reference to disgruntled PML-N stalwart Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan’s election symbol of jeep, Maryam Nawaz, former premier Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, said this symbol represents "celestial beings". In a statement, she said the people who will vote for the symbol of jeep should know that they will be voting for aliens. She clarified that her father has said nothing against state institutions. What is wrong in asking the institutions to work within their jurisdiction, she asked. Maryam said she and…

Nisar picks jeep as election symbol

RAWALPINDI: Disgruntled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was allotted the symbol of jeep by the Election Commission of Pakistan on Saturday.   The PML-N stalwart moved an application in the Commission seeking allotment of jeep as a symbol, which was approved. He is up for two National Assembly seats, NA-56 and NA-63, Rawalpindi and four provincial assembly seats, PP-10, PP-12, PP-19 and PP-20. The PML-N has fielded Raja Qamar-ul-Islam against Nisar on NA-59 and PP-10, while Mumtaz…

Tribunal clears Chaudhry Nisar to contest polls

RAWALPINDI: An Islamabad High Court appellate tribunal on Friday rejected objections raised on nomination papers filed by disgruntled PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.  The tribunal dismissed an appeal challenging the returning officer’s verdict of accepting his nomination papers. Petitioner Shahid Orakzai filed an election petition, contending that Nisar is involved in a case pertaining to an attack on the Supreme Court. He, therefore, is ineligible to run in the upcoming general elections, he added. The former…

‘We didn’t want it, but it has happened:’ Saad on Nawaz-Nisar rift

ISLAMABAD: With PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif and estranged party leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan still at loggerheads, former railways minister Khawaja Saad Rafique on Friday said the matter concerning the latter got messier while heading towards resolution.  Sharif and Nisar have been at odds for the last few months. Of late, they both made headlines when the former reportedly opposed award of election ticket to the latter for coming general elections. The estranged leader not only declined to apply for party…

Nisar’s nomination papers for NA-59 challenged

RAWALPINDI: Estranged PML-N leader and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan's nomination papers for NA-59 Rawalpindi were challenged on Tuesday.  As the process of scrutiny of nomination papers submitted by election candidates is under way, an application challenging the candidacy of Nisar for a NA seat has been filed with the relevant returning officer. It has been argued that the former federal minister was involved in an attack on a court. He, therefore, is ineligible to contest the upcoming general…

After PML-N’s foot-dragging, Nisar to contest polls as independent candidate

ISLAMABAD: With the Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leadership dragging its feet to allot party ticket to disgruntled leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan for the July 25 polls, he has decided to fight the electoral battle as an independent candidate, ARY News reported.   Sources said the maverick PML-N leader has decided to run in the polls as an independent candidate after the party leadership’s foot-dragging over awarding him election ticket. It was reported lately that PML-N supreme leader Nawaz Sharif and his…

Nisar to contest elections from NA-59

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has announced to contest upcoming elections for the National Assembly from NA-59 and for the provincial assembly from PP-10 and PP-14, Rawalpindi. The estranged PML-N leader made the announcement after meeting with a delegation of 27 chairmen and vice-chairmen from his constituency of NA-59, his spokesperson said. According to the statement, the delegation assured Chaudhry Nisar of their support and that of the people in the constituency regardless of the platform…