After two years and ten months, former Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was sworn in as a member of the Punjab Assembly on Wednesday.
As originally planned, the MPA could not take the oath as a member of the assembly on Monday because “the chairman and deputy chairmen were absent”.
The former interior minister left the meeting shortly after the oath and then chatted casually with reporters.
“I am going to visit Lahore … where I will talk a lot with journalists,” said Nisar Ali Khan, adding that he would not join any political party.
Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan was elected as an individual candidate from the PP-10 constituency of Punjab in the 2018 general election. However, at that time, the former Home Minister failed to claim that the forgery cost him the NA-59 seat in the National Assembly.
After he was unable to take the oath, he spoke to the media about the fact that the day had been set for the oath-taking. However, he was later told that the oath-taking would not have been possible without the speaker and the vice-chairman of the meeting.
“I decided to take the oath after political developments. The government plans to introduce regulations to disqualify members. However, qualifications and disqualification of members are included in Pakistan’s constitution,” he said.
He said he was in a position from the start that he still holds, adding that this was not part of the political game.
“Imran Khan needs to reduce [his aggression] against the opposition. The government needs to consider all political views because this country needs more understanding. This nation needs to unite, not divide,” he said.