CHAKWAL: PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Tuesday that his party wanted the next general elections to be held on schedule.
Mr Khan was speaking to the press after offering condolences for the death of PML-N MPA Chaudhry Liaquat Ali Khan, who passed away on Oct 30.
“The PML-N is a political and democratic party and our sole motive is that the next general elections should be held in due time,” he said, adding that the party was doing its best in this regard.
“A lengthy meeting of the party on this issue was held on Monday. We would accept any proposal unanimously
made by all political parties for finding any way for holding elections in time,” he maintained.
In response to a question about his differences with other party members, Mr Khan said: “Differences of opinion are necessary in any political party but unfortunately some people take such differences in a negative way. One should express the right opinion to another person rather than the opinion he or she wants to listen to.”
Paying tribute to the late MPA, Mr Khan said Ali was “true and loyal to the party”.
“The party went through tough times but in Chakwal, Chaudhry Liaquat was the sole man who remained with the party,” he said.
He told party workers that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif would come to Chakwal soon to offer his condolences for the MPA’s death.
Chaudhry Haider Sultan and Chaudhry Shehryar Sultan, the sons of the late MPA and MNA Iffat Liaquat, assured Mr Khan that the party would not face any problems in the upcoming elections as Chakwal is a PML-N stronghold.
Published in Dawn, November 8th, 2017