Won’t expose Sharif family due to Kulsoom’s health: PML-N

Rawalpindi: Estranged Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Chaudhry Nisar cited Kulsoom Nawaz’s ill -health for not highlighting the wrongdoings by former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter Maryam Nawaz.

“I wanted to [speak openly] about PML-N and Nawaz Sharif, about what has been happening in the past few months, and the role of Nawaz and Maryam, but now is not the time [due to Begum Kulsoom’s ill health],” Nisar said while addressing a corner meeting in Rawalpindi, as reported by Geo News.

Nisar said that he had carried the burden of Nawaz for the past 34 years and that, “Nawaz and his family are indebted to me. I do not owe [them] anything.”

He recalled the time when PML (N) was formed as he said that none of the founding members are now in the party.

Nisar also depicted a possibility of permanently parting ways with Nawaz, as he had earlier filed his nomination papers from Taxila and Rawalpindi to contest elections as an independent candidate.

While supporting his decision of refraining to talk about Maryam and Nawaz while they both are undergoing a difficult period, Nisar said, “I am answerable to Allah, the public, and Nawaz. My opponents should know that I am not alone.”

Meanwhile, Kulsoom Nawaz has been kept on a life support in the Intensive Care Unit of a London hospital as her health deteriorated after suffering from a cardiac arrest.

She underwent multiple surgeries from August 2017, after she was diagnosed with throat cancer (lymphoma). Her condition began to deteriorate in April this year, after which she was moved to London for treatment.