Former prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has decided to part ways with Pakistan People’s party (PPP) to play a ‘strong and vibrant opposition’s role.’

He termed the PPP as “stooge” of the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI). The PML-N leader asked the party leadership to not consult with PPP for further consultation in connection with fielding a joint candidate for presidential elections.

He further advised PML-N to get behind Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal (MMA) President Fazalul Rehman in the presidential elections, to be held on the September 4.

Talking to the party leadership inside the courtroom on the occasion of his appearance before the accountability court, he said that the PML-N and PPP can’t go side by side anymore.

Nawaz Sharif said that the PPP should have helped PML-N to legally overthrowing the government that came into the power with “forged mandate”. Meanwhile, a small number of PMLN workers were present during the appearance of Nawaz before the Accountability Court.