Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) leader Rana Mashood on Wednesday has said that his yesterday's interview was aired 'out of context' and never mentioned the word 'deal'.

The PML-N leader speaking to media outside the Punjab Assembly said, "I am a political worker who believes in democracy".

Clarifying his statement about the 'establishment' he told, "I was not referring to the army".

Rana Mashood criticised the Information Minister Fawad Chaudhary and said, "Two days ago Fawad said the judiciary and army are standing behind them.”

“The army is Pakistan’s and we all have a right on it,” he added.

“My interview was taken out of context and there was no mention of the word deal, I have said, again and again, this was my own viewpoint,” he further stated.

Yesterday, Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan in an interview opened a new Pandora’s box as he claimed that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) has sorted out matters with the establishment. Mashhood added that Hamza Shahbaz would be PML-N’s candidate for Punjab Chief Minister.

He said, “I’m not talking about any deal. The establishment has always accepted Shahbaz Sharif”. “Matters aren’t going as planned. If things continue to run in the same fashion, then PML-N will form govt in Punjab in the next two months”, stated Mashhood.

Mashhood was all praise for former Punjab Chief Minister and incumbent PML-N president Shahbaz Sharif. He said, “Shahbaz Sharif has played a key role in resolving the matters”.