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Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Separates From PML-N, Avoids Elections

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Separates From PML-N, Avoids Elections

Discontented PML-N leader and former minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has made the decision to sever ties with the Nawaz Sharif-led party. Reports from local media indicate that Abbasi, who previously served as the country’s prime minister, will formally announce his departure from PML-N in an upcoming press conference. The senior politician arrived at this decision after consulting with his constituents.

Following this move, Abbasi has opted not to participate in the upcoming general elections, deeming the anticipated process as ‘pointless.’ While he has declared that he will not contest in the upcoming elections, he has hinted at the possibility of joining a new political party.

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Earlier, Abbasi resigned from his position as PML-N Senior Vice President and abstained from participating in ongoing meetings related to the allocation of election tickets, chaired by Nawaz Sharif, the favored candidate for the next premiership.

Abbasi, who served as the 21st prime minister of Pakistan until May 2018, has been a member of the National Assembly for eight non-consecutive terms spanning over three decades. Additionally, he held the position of Chairman of PIA until 1999.

As the upcoming elections approach, several political leaders are making significant shifts, with former Punjab governor Sardar Latif Khosa joining PTI on Sunday.