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Abbasi says he opposed PML-N’s decision to ‘opt for power politics at all costs’


Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi reacts throughout an interview with Reuters in Islamabad, Pakistan on January 22, 2018. — Reuters

Expressing his disagreement with the insurance policies of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the ruling celebration’s former chief and ex-prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi revealed he opposed Nawaz Sharif-led celebration’s choice of choosing “energy politics in any respect prices”.

Talking on Prime Time News24 programme “Jirga” aired on Saturday, Abbasi mentioned: “PML-N selected politics of energy in any respect prices.”

The previous PML-N chief mentioned that he didn’t agree with the politics that the PML-N had chosen in 2022. The ex-PM mentioned that he was no extra a member of the ruling celebration, including that he had resigned from the celebration.

Abbasi had stepped down from the celebration workplace quickly after the appointment of Maryam Nawaz as senior vp and chief organiser final 12 months. 

Responding to a query, Abbasi mentioned that he had knowledgeable the PML-N management a 12 months in the past that he wouldn’t contest the following election from the platform of the Sharifs’ celebration.

“I didn’t attend any PML-N assembly after tendering resignation from the celebration.”

To a different question, Abbasi mentioned that he was a member of the “Muslim League” even earlier than the institution of the PML-N.

He claimed that he by no means approached the institution.

“We contested the 2002 elections towards the institution,” he added.

Abbasi additionally expressed ignorance over reviews that PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif went overseas after which returned to the nation underneath any deal.

Earlier this month, Abbasi, who served because the nation’s prime minister from August 2017 to Might 2018, approached the Election Fee of Pakistan (ECP) for the registration of a brand new political celebration.

The seasoned politician submitted related paperwork to the ballot organising authority’s workplace for the registration of a brand new political celebration.

Talking to reporters, Abbasi had mentioned he offered related paperwork to the election fee for his new political celebration which might be registered underneath the Election Act 2017. 

He had additionally introduced that he would participate in subsequent elections underneath the banner of his new celebration.

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