Abbasi: Will quit if Maryam awarded party’s presidency


Former prime minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has again stated that he would quit if Maryam awarded the party’s presidency. In an interview to a television, Abbasi said that his leader is Nawaz Sharif, if Maryam Nawaz elevated to the PML-N’s top office, he will consider remaining in the party’s fold or not.

“I was named the senior vice president of the PML-N when Shehbaz Sharif was arrested in year 2019,” Shahid Khaqan said. “When Maryam was given the leadership position and elevated to the Chief Organizer’s position, I had tendered my resignation at that time from the party office to the PML-N president,” he said. “I could not work further on the party’s office, I told.”

Former prime minister said that “tolerance is two-way process not one-sided”. “I have quit the party’s post to avoid likely discord with Maryam Nawaz,” he further said.—INP