The former NA Speaker says that the man who approached Khawaja Asif asked him to create forward block, pointing out that the name of that “person” who pressurized former Defense Minister will be revealed on the right time.
LAHORE: (UrduPoint/Pakistan Point News-Dec 31st, 2020) Former Speaker of National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq said that Khawaja Asif was asked to quit the party and create forward bloc in Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).
Ayaz Sadiq said that Khawaja Asif refused to do such things.
“Khawaja Asif denied that offer and decided to stand by Mian Nawaz Sharif,” he said while talking to the reporters outside the premises of Judicial complex in Lahore where Khawaja Asif was produced before the NAB court for his physical remand.
“Khawaja Asif was asked about a month ago to quit the party and he informed the leadership about the development,” Ayaz Sadiq.
“He has long association of three decades with PML-N, and therefore, he refused to accept that offer,” he added.
He stated that the name of the person who pressurized Khawaja Asif a month ago would be revealed on the right time.
“No forward block will be there as no one wants to be part of such a bloc,” said Sadiq.
The former NA speaker also expressed surprise over appointment of Sheikh Rasheed as interior minister.
“All those who gave him such portfolio deserve 'appreciation',” he further said.