Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan is trying his level best to woo Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) parliamentarian Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, to his party.
On Sunday, Imran asked the former Interior Minister to take a leap of faith and join his party.
While speaking to the media informally, the PTI chief said that “If Asif Zardari and Nawaz Sharif bring back the billions of rupees they have hidden overseas then they will have my forgiveness”.
He added that “forming an alliance with Bilawal Bhutto entails conciliation with Asif Zardari which is not possible”.
“We could even support Nisar if he runs as an independent candidate in the upcoming general elections,” he said.
These comments by the PTI chief were made after Nisar’s recent remarks about him ready to work under Nawaz and Shehbaz but not Maryam Nawaz. The outspoken parliamentarian said that he has never shied away from speaking the truth and neither has he ever been hypocritical.
When asked about his earlier comment made on Maryam Nawaz being inept to hold public office, he remarked, “There are a lot of things said about me. When did I criticize Nawaz and Maryam? Till I stay in politics I will not be hypocritical. Someone asked me about Maryam in a TV interview and I replied saying exactly what I felt. They questioned if I can work under Shehbaz Sharif I said yes, asked about Nawaz Sharif I reaffirmed, however when asked if I would be able to work under Maryam I clearly replied saying no.”