Lahore: Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar will also join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf if the policy of confrontation is not ended, claimed MNA Ramesh Kumar, who has decided to part ways from Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and join PTI. According to Ramesh, the formal announcement will be made during a joint press conference alongside Imran Khan and other PTI senior leaders on Saturday. Kumar is apparently upset with the confrontation policy of the Nawaz camp but refused to divulge details of his dismay with the party and wanted to withhold his reasons until making a formal announcement. He said that he would have left the party on that very day when Nawaz Sharif and his close aids started ranting against our state institutions.
He said that he was staying back in the party because of senior party leaders such as party Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif and former interior minister Nisar. He added that they opted to give respect to all institutions of the country, which gives him hope that there was light at the end of the tunnel. However, he said that the party has gone far ahead with its policy of confrontation. He said that sane voices of the party, promoting unity amongst institutions are losing their ground fast.
Kumar said that this was the reason why veteran leaders of the party did not show up at the National Accountability Bureau (NAB) hearings or the Supreme Court hearings. He said, “Soon people will also be hearing Chaudary Nisar leaving the party and joining PTI,” and added that the reason to continue his association with PML-N even after they had started with their policy of confrontation was that he did not want to leave his party high and dry.
Kumar said that that PML-N has been trying to cover up their tracks by accusing the establishment. He said that it was not the establishment but the policy of the party, which was forcing him to leave the party.