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Ch Nisar announces to contest polls from three constituencies

Former interior minister and disgruntled leader of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Chaudhry Nisar on Monday announced to contest upcoming general elections from three constituencies.
The former minister said that he will contest elections from one National Assembly and two Provincial Assembly seats.
The disgruntled PML-N leader said that he will contest from National Assembly seat NA-59 and Provincial Assembly seats PP0-10 and PP-14.
Ch Nisar further said that he will take the decision to contest election from NA-63 after consultations with the local party leaders.
Previously, the former interior minister and former close confident of the elder Sharif said that he had been handling matters developing over the past few months silently and had decided to stay away from the new cabinet led by Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
Nisar has been quietly working on a plan to contest upcoming elections as an independent candidate. He also shared a survey conducted in his native constituency with his close friends, which suggested that at least 70 percent of the area voters wanted Nisar to contest the next elections as an independent candidate.
The ruling party had also tried to locate some candidates in Ch Nisar’s constituency but failed to find a suitable and strong candidate capable to defeat Nisar.