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Will not contest general elections: Khaqan Abbasi

By News Desk
December 03, 2023

KARACHI: Apparently disappointed with his party leadership, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has confirmed that he would not contest the upcoming general elections, slated to be held on February 8, 2024.

Abbasi had stepped down from the party office soon after the appointment of Maryam Nawaz as senior vice president and chief organiser.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. —APP File
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) senior leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. —APP File

The senior leader, however, rejects reports claiming differences with the party leadership. Abbasi said that he had resigned as the party’s senior vice president in an effort to give Maryam an “open field”. 

In an interview with Voice of America (Urdu), Abbasi said: “I am not contesting elections as I do not want to be part of the possible fault [that could emerge] after the election.”