I am not candidate for premiership, says Nisar

Source:  Samaa Published in Politics on Saturday, December 24, 2016

ISLAMABAD: Brushing aside the accusation that he desires to become Prime Minister, Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan Saturday said he is not a candidate for premiership as honor is not associated with offices, it is in character, instead.

Sparring with media personnel in an informal talk, Nisar said he will tender his response over Quetta Commission report before Supreme Court of Pakistan.

Ruling out any deal for return of former President and co-chairman of Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Asif Ali Zardari, the interior minister said there was no understanding under which the PPP leader came back to Pakistan, adding Zardari does not need any deal for his homecoming under the prevalent circumstances.

Commenting over the Rangers raid in the run up to Zardari’s arrival yesterday, he said a statement has already come to the fore by the paratroopers in this regard.

Chaudhry Nisar seemed to be in sync with Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan over the issue of recent plea bargain, as he said, “Plea bargain is tantamount to offering a safe exit to thieves.”

He underscored the need to overhaul most of National Accountability Bureau (NAB) laws saying his party sought to effect this change in the previous era but the PPP did not support. –SAMAA