Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Shahid Khaqan Abbasi while speaking on Geo News programme, ‘Aaj Shahzeb Khandaza Kay Sath’, said, “I know 22 members of the National Assembly who don’t want to remain part of the incumbent government anymore.”

Abbasi said that if those 22 people step aside, the government will lose its majority in the House.

Responding to Fawad Chaudhry’s claim that four PML-N leaders are “hell-bent on removing Nawaz Sharif from the party,” Abbasi said: “I am unable to understand Fawad’s statements as he is just trying to seek attention.”


He said that “no one desires the throne in PML-N”, adding that party leaders “just want the implementation of the Constitution in the country”.

“I never had the desire to become the prime minister,” Abbasi added.

The former premier said that the “government itself is walking with the help of crutches and can’t stand without it even for a single day”.

On being asked why did the four names turn up, Abbasi said the government is lying.

On the other hand, responding to Abbasi’s comments during the show, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Shibli Faraz said that “without taking any names, we had just hinted at four senior leaders of PML-N, and now people can guess themselves who we were referring to.”

“PML-N is an incompetent party with an incomplete narrative and its leadership lacks democratic thoughts,” added Faraz.