Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, who recently parted ways with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), said on Sunday that voters in his constituencies should not vote for him if their quality of living is lower than those who belong to the constituencies of Nawaz Sharif, Shehbaz Sharif, Imran Khan and Asif Ali Zardari.
Addressing a public gathering, Nisar said that soon he would reveal the details of his differences with Nawaz Sharif.
“No one has struck a deal with me and I am not being supported by either PML-N or Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). When the time is right, I would reveal the reasons why I am fighting the upcoming elections as an independent candidate,” the former interior minister said.
He also cautioned his opponents not to get their hopes high as the people of Dhamiyal would not support them.
He appreciated the support of the people and said, “According to survey reports, the people here have pledged to vote for me, which is proud a moment for me.”
Taking a dig at one of his opponents, Ghulam Sarwar Khan, Nisar said that his opponent was once very close to former dictator General (r) Pervez Musharraf, adding that Sarwar was known for constantly changing his political loyalties.
The former interior minister also challenged his opponent to fight him as an independent candidate to prove his real worth.
“If you believe you can win, then contest the polls as an independent candidate,” Nisar said, while adding, “Around 70 per cent of residents in my area have access to water. Ask my opponent whether he has done anything for this area when he comes to seek your votes.”