Khawaja Asif, a central leader of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), has openly admitted that leaving a vacant seat for Ghulam Sarwar Khan would be a matter of embarrassment for the party. Speaking on the “Aaj Shahzeb Khanzada Kay Sath” program on Geo News, Asif emphasized that Ghulam Sarwar Khan’s previous statements against Nawaz Sharif and his role in dismantling the Ministry of Railways were not forgotten. As a result, leaving a seat vacant for Ghulam Sarwar would be a source of embarrassment for the party, and Asif stated that he could not defend such a decision.
Addressing the issue of attacks against the party by Talaal Chaudhry and Daniyal Aziz, Khawaja Asif highlighted their pivotal role in defending the party on the front lines during previous challenges. He acknowledged that during elections, there is an increased tendency for party loyalists to act out of compulsion. However, he argued that participating in elections independently without constraints is also not the correct approach.
Regarding the recent sit-in in Faisalabad on Thursday, Khawaja Asif mentioned that he appeared before the inquiry commission, but the commission showed little interest in listening to their side of the conversation.
In response to the Supreme Court’s reaction to the resignations of two judges, Justice Mazhar Ali Akbar Naqvi and Justice Ejaz-ul-Hassan, Khawaja Asif stressed the need to reconsider their decision. He asserted that the concerns raised by these judges should be taken into account, urging for a reevaluation of their resignations.
The acknowledgement of potential embarrassment over leaving a seat for Ghulam Sarwar Khan underscores the internal challenges faced by the PML-N, while Khawaja Asif’s call for reconsidering the judges’ resignations reflects the party’s stance on upholding justice within the legal system. The PML-N continues to navigate a complex political landscape, balancing internal dynamics and external pressures.