Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has offered estranged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Makhdoom Javed Hashmi a Pakistan Muslim League -Nawaz (PML-N) ticket to contest by-elections from Multan. Hashmi has sought some time to consult the matter with his friends, a local news channel reported Saturday.
Speaking in the joint session of Parliament, Hashmi had announced his resignation from the National Assembly seat to “seek a fresh mandate from the people”. The PM has offered Hashmi to contest by-election from NA-149 constituency on a PML-N ticket.
Earlier, PTI Chairman Imran Khan had announced to “part ways” with Hashmi following Hashmi’s allegations that Khan is campaigning against the government on the behest of “hidden forces”.