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Nawaz parts ways with Chaudhry Nisar: sources

Former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has parted ways with his long-term associate Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, sources informed.
Nawaz decided to not extend an invitation to Chaudhry Nisar, who has been associated with the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) for over three decades, to the Central Working Committee (CWC) session held earlier today.
The reported decision comes after Nisar openly opposed Nawaz’s stance on the party’s political strategy following the Supreme Court’s July 28 verdict that ousted the former from holding public office. 
According to sources, Nawaz was not ready to invite Nisar despite the insistence of Shehbaz Sharif, Khawaja Saad Rafique, and Ayaz Sadiq.
‘Issue between Nisar, Nawaz will be resolved’ 
Earlier this month, on February 15, Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique had said that the issue between Nawaz and Nisar will be resolved.
The federal minister was speaking on the recent issue between the two leaders over the selection of the route for Nawaz’s motorcade following the Panama case July 28 verdict.
Rafique had said that Nawaz had not given any statement related to Nisar, adding that he is the one who suggested to Nawaz to take the Grand Trunk road route instead of the Motorway for reaching Lahore during the PML-N president’s August rally.
The statement comes after Nawaz in an apparent jibe at Nisar, who has publicly expressed reservations over various party policies, said that “certain people had advised me against taking out the rally through GT Road”.
Imran invites Nisar to join PTI fold
PTI chairman Imran Khan on February 11 had invited the former interior minister to join his party’s fold.
In his informal conversation with newspersons, Khan had said it would be better if Nisar joins his party, promising his support to the former interior minister even he chooses to contest the next election as an independent candidate.
“At times, one has to have a bigger heart in politics,” he had said.