The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) party Sunday nominated two candidates against Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan for a general election due in summer.
The party's top brass has issued tickets to Engineer Qamar-ul-Islam for NA-59 whereas Sardar Mumtaz Ahmed has been granted tickets for NA-63.
Former interior minister Chaudhry Nisar, who had 35 years affiliation with the PML-N and enjoyed the reputation of being a chum of Nawaz Sharif , started ruffling his feathers after Maryam Nawaz came to political forestage following the disqualification of her prime minister-father on July 28 by the Supreme Court.
The tirade of Nawaz and Maryam against the top judiciary and their suggestions that Army was trying to stamp PML-N out displeased Ch Nisar – who kept advising the party leadership to not go for an open clash with the two key state institutions.
Nisar, who had been at odds with PML-N supremo Nawaz Sharif over what the former calls policy matters, was denied party ticket for the upcoming general elections. He later filed his nominations for two National Assembly (NA-59, NA-63) and two Punjab Assembly constituencies (PP-10, PP-12).