Chaudhry Nisar can leave PML-N if really a man of principle: Pervaiz Rasheed

Former information minister Pervaiz Rasheed said on Monday that if former interior minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz senior leader Chaudhry Nisar is as disciplined as he says then he should leave the party.

Senator Rasheed said the former interior minister passed “misleading statements about the party during testing times”.

The party should make a decision unanimously regarding Nisar, said Rasheed.

“Someone wanted me ousted and Nisar wanted to win his approval,” said Rasheed.

“Nawaz Sharif had to take the decision under duress,” he said. “I know Nawaz was not responsible for my ouster.”

Earlier, then interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan had held Rasheed’s ‘doings’ responsible for his ouster.

“What he [Nisar] refers to as my doings are Pakistan’s national interest,” Rasheed had responded.

On October 29, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif took back the Ministry of Information, Broadcasting and National Heritage from Pervaiz Rashid, weeks after the military’s top commanders said a ‘false and fabricated’ newspaper report breached national security.

According to a statement from the PM’s office, the premier directed then Information Minister Pervaiz Rashid to step down to enable holding of an independent and detailed inquiry into the episode.

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