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Offer for CM office made to me but I rejected it: Chaudhry Nisar


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PML-N dissident leader and former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has said offer for the slot of the chief minister was made to him but he had rejected it for fear of criticism.

“After general election offer for the office of chief minister was extended to me through my friends in different times but I did not want to become the target of criticism from anyone after winning the election being an independent candidate”, he said this while speaking in a private ceremony in Bahria Town.

He held that the incumbent government has disappointed the people in 8 months. Opposition parties have golden chance to launch a movement against the government, he added.

Nisar had parted ways with PML-N in June last year and run for the 2018 general election as an independent candidate and criticized Sharif brothers saying “These Sharifs will not able to show their faces anywhere if I decide to open my mouth.”

During his talks at the residence of businessman Chaudhry Khalid Saleem after Fateha Khani on the demise of his brother Tariq Jameel, Chaudhry Nisar said the people pin high hopes on every new government. Imran Khan had shown golden dreams to people but he has disappointed them awfully.

Nisar had parted ways with PML-N in June last year and run for the 2018 general election as an independent candidate and criticized Sharif brothers saying “These Sharifs will not able to show their faces anywhere if I decide to open my mouth.”

In July 2018, he, in a press conference said: “My decision to run as an independent candidate does not mean I have parted ways with the PML-N.” He was re-elected to the provincial assembly of Punjab as an independent candidate from Rawalpindi in the 2018 general election. In the same election, he also ran for the seat in the National Assembly as an independent candidate from two constituencies of Rawalpindi but was unsuccessful.

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Following the election, he went outside Pakistan and did not take the oath of the provincial assembly seat. In January 2019, a petition was filed in the Lahore High Court against Khan which directed the Election Commission of Pakistan to de-notify him for his failure to take oath as a member of the Punjab Assembly. Nisar says taking oath as Punjab Assembly member will mean he has accepted the poll results.