ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Punjab Shehbaz Sharif is holding a meeting with Interior Minister and senior Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar in an attempt to ‘reconcile differences,’ sources said on Wednesday.
The Punjab CM is accompanied by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and Railways Minister Saad Rafique. The PML-N leaders are meeting at Punjab House, sources said.
The meeting — details of which are yet to be fully disclosed — comes at a time when the political arena is rife with speculations of Nisar ending his 32-year long association with PML-N.
A much-awaited presser on Monday — in the backdrop of speculations of Nisar’s differences with PML-N leadership — ended with the minister declining to address any political issues in the light of the recent Lahore explosion that left at least 15 dead and 25 injured.
“I had planned on discussing many points today, but in light of the Lahore incident it is not possible for me to talk about political issues, I am sure you all will agree,” Nisar said.
Will not discuss political matters in light of Lahore tragedy, says Nisar
Hours before Nisar’s press conference at Punjab House, the PM’s spokesperson Musadik Malik in a statement said the interior minister would neither resign from his post nor would he leave the party.
In a series of tweets on Monday, Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique affirmed Nisar’s association with the prime minister and the party.
Rafique said the interior minister will not back down in testing times and will be at the frontline.
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