PML-N Gujrat leaders brief Nawaz on party position.

GUJRAT -- A delegation of the PML-N men from Gujrat called on party supremo Nawaz Sharif in London a couple of days ago to convey to him the weak position of the party in the district and give him a briefing on the local politics.

The matter of bringing back disgruntled former PML-N district president and ex-MNA Malik Hanif Awan, belonging to Sara-i-Alamgir, into the party fold was also discussed by the delegation led by Chaudhry Aitzaz Taj.

Sources said the PML-N's recent defeat in the Kharian Cantonment Board election at the hands of the ruling PTI, differences among the local cadre over nomination of party officials and sidelining of the old guards were discussed.

They said Nawaz was told that the situation might further cost the party heavily in general election in Gujrat where the party could win only one NA seat out of total four and seven Punjab Assembly seats in 2018 while in 2013, it had won three NA and seven PA seats out of four NA and eight PA seats, respectively.

Mr Taj told Dawn by phone that he had requested Nawaz to persuade Hanif Awan, who had contested the last general election as an independent candidate...

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