PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Saturday urged the political forces to work together in order to bring stability in the country.
The former interior minister, whose earlier statements had sparked speculations of internal discord in the PML-N, declined to comment on allegations that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had been deposed as a result of a conspiracy.
“I don’t want to get into the debate about whether there was a conspiracy [within the PML-N] or not, but no plot can succeed if there is unity within the party,” he claimed. “The party is united and I’m sure that if we stand together as a strong political party, we will overcome all challenges.”
He went on to highlight the importance of cooperation between the state institutions in order to strengthen the prevailing democratic system.
“This country needs stability right now to counter both internal and external challenges. For that to happen, there must not only be coordination between the state institutions but also respect for each other despite any differences,” Nisar maintained.
The former interior minister criticised Awami Muslim League leader Sheikh Rashid’s claim that the 2018 general elections will get delayed.
“I’m not blessed with any divine knowledge, only Sheikh Rashid has access to it,” he quipped.
“In my opinion, however, anyone making such claims is not a well-wisher of this country,” he added.
Responding to Chaudhry Aitzaz Ahsan’s recent remarks regarding Maryam Nawaz taking lead of the PML-N in the presence of political stalwarts like Shahbaz Sharif and Nisar himself, the former minister said he hopes “the day never comes when he [Aitzaz Ahsan] has to make predictions about my political career”.
“After God, my party and the people of my constituency will decide my position in the party. I have spent 34 years as a dedicated politician. Aitzaz Ahsan cannot say the same for himself.”