RAWALPINDI - Former interior minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan while demanding to make the Dawn Leaks report public said that the inquiry report did not point the finger at Maryam Nawaz, the daughter of former prime minister Nawaz Sharif.

“I had myself conducted the inquiry into the issue and found no involvement of Maryam Nawaz in the episode. Maryam Nawaz is not involved in Dawn Leaks,” he said while talking to media persons in Taxila on Saturday.

“It is an important issue and the inquiry report should be made public by the government so that the people will understand it,” the former interior minister said.

“The PML-N is passing through a critical phase but the presence of Nawaz Sharif in Pakistan would make things smooth and important decisions would also be taken under the wise policy of the former premier,” Nisar said.

He said that a future line of action would also be chalked out by the party head. He said Pakistan was facing both internal and external threats and “we, the nation, need courage and stability to tackle these challenges”. Nisar also said that he was loyal to the party and will remain so. He also said that there should be no confrontation between state institutions.

Nisar said that he would contest next general election from NA-52 and NA-53 constituencies.

“The N league should also start election campaign right from now to win the next general election,” he said. He said that after winning the general election, he would build a bypass in Taxila to overcome traffic problems.

“I will also inaugurate Wah General Hospital in a week or so and that will not be a political gimmick rather it will be a step towards providing adequate health facilities to the public,” Nisar said.  He said that Election Commission of Pakistan should make amendments to the electoral system. “Those who are talking about a technocrat government are wasting their time.

Recalling his performance as the interior minister, Nisar said he had furnished a proof containing 39 pages at a press conference he held soon after he left the portfolio showing the performance of the interior ministry. He said the issue of Afghan refugees should be resolved amicably as Pakistan could not push any Afghan national to his/her native country forcefully.

He said he as the interior minister had cancelled more than 33000 fake passports and hundreds of thousands of computerized national identity cards. Nisar said that some culprits including officials of the interior ministry were involved in selling the nationality of Pakistan by preparing bogus passports and CNICs. He said some politicians were also involved in the scandal as they made requests to favour the fraudsters in that regard. “I turned down all such requests and awarded punishments to those involved in the scam,” he said.   

Nisar also visited Wah Cannt where he addressed corner meetings.