Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) disgruntled leader Zaeem Qadri’s tirade against party’s leaders and a welcome from opponent Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has waved an alert on social media.
Giving a big jolt to the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, a prominent leader of the party who wields considerable influence in Lahore politics has revolted.
Zaeem Hussain Qadri, who served Punjab government as spokesman for 10 years and was Auqaf Minister in Shehbaz Sharif’s cabinet, yesterday announced to contest election independently from NA-133 (Lahore) after being denied ticket by the PML-N leadership.
Addressing a press conference at his Township office, Qadri hit hard at Hamza Shehbaz – the elder son of former chief minister – saying, he “cannot polish his shoes like others are doing”.
“Lahore is not a fiefdom of Hamza or his father and he (Qadri) will face their shoe polishers in the city in the election,” he said, showing that he was particularly offended by Hamza Shehbaz.
Hamza has a big say in the matters of the former ruling party on Punjab level and is considered the heir-apparent of Shehbaz Sharif.
Zaeem Qadri appeared to convey the message that he has been victimised for siding with former Interior Minister Ch Nisar Ali Khan – who is not in the good books of Sharifs anymore.
Zaeem also showed a heavy heart while mentioning PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif, who, he said, never looked at him with affection over the last 10 years despite the fact he had rendered very valuable services to the party.