ISLAMABAD: Senior leader of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has advised disgruntled party leader Chaudhry Nisar to discuss his reservations regarding affairs of the party in the meetings of the party and not in public.
Talking to a private TV channel here on Tuesday, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said that no one is bigger than the party and the party doesn’t bar anyone from expressing their reservations and personal opinions.
He said that the PML-N President Shehbaz Sharif would be party’s candidate for PM, if the party wins the next elections.
However, he said the party’s parliamentary board will make the final decision.
The former PM said the PML-N will become the single largest party after the elections.
“I will prefer to sit on the opposition benches instead of forming a coalition government with the Pakistan People’s Party,” he said.
Mr. Abbasi said no decision has been taken to give any major responsibility to Nawaz Sharif’s daughter, Maryam Nawaz. However, he said her role would be decided by the party’s decision making body.
“I don’t call the Chief Justice Baba Rehmatay. He is the Chief Justice,” Mr. Abbasi said, declining to discuss what the two personalities discussed in a meeting on March 27, 2018.