ISLAMABAD: Former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan on Friday said that election day would be the real determinant of who between the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and masses is the strongest.
“[PTI chief] Imran Khan invited me to join his party and that I can be awarded as many [election] tickets I might want,” he said and added, “However, I decided that I will not accept a ticket from PML-N, PTI or Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) this time, but one from the masses only”, he said while addressing his supporters in the Rawalpindi.
The former interior minister announced his participation in the elections as an independent candidate in June, citing the PML-N awarding tickets to ‘political orphans’ as the reason for his disgruntled mood.
“Pakistan will witness on July 25 whether these parties are strong or the masses,” said Nisar.
“Whenever I am elected, I am elected to serve you and not to fill my pockets,” he added.
“I will not rest until development work is 100 per cent completed in this area of Chak Jalal Din,” the ex-interior minister said and vowed to resolve the issues of the area, especially that of water provision.