The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz on Sunday announced to field its candidates against the disgruntled PML-N leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, who is contesting the upcoming general elections as an independent candidate.
The party fielded Mumtaz Khan and Raja Qamar Islam from NA-63 and NA-59, respectively. Both candidates will be contesting against the former interior minister.
PML-N had at first said that Nisar would be awarded a ticket from the party if he chooses to appear before the party’s board. However, Nisar refused to do so, saying that as a “candidate who won eight consecutive elections and who never had to ask for a ticket in the past”, he would not ask for his place in the election.
On Friday, Nisar had distanced himself from reports of strong statements made against the PML-N leadership and the Sharif family.
The PML-N took a long time to decide on which candidates to field against the heavyweight.