LAHORE: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Punjab chief minister (CM) nominee Sardar Usman Buzdar said while speaking to the media that he was thankful to PTI Chairman Imran Khan for nominating him.
Buzdar also said that he had never dreamt of ever getting a chance to be selected as the party’s nominee for Punjab’s top office.
The CM nominee also said that if he is elected as Punjab CM, he would work according to the law and claimed that his performance would be exemplary.
Moreover, he also claimed the land grabbing allegations against him were false.
Buzdar had garnered 26,897 votes from Taunsa Sharif’s PP-286 and had defeated independent candidate Khawaja Muhammad Nizamul Mehmood in the recent general elections.
Earlier, he had remained a member of the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) from 2002-2008 and later switched to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
Earlier in 2013, he had contested the elections on PML-N’s ticket but had lost to a Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) candidate.
Earlier in the Musharraf era, he had remained Taunsa district Nazim.
Buzdar had recently joined PTI along with fellow tribal leader Javed Akhtar Lund.