PTI’s Shahbaz Gill, who was the former advisor to CM Usman Buzdar, is no stranger to controversy. In a recent program on GEO News, analyst Hafeezullah Niazi has claimed that Gill told PM Khan that Niazi had approached him on PML-N’s Maryam Nawaz’s behalf, saying that she would offer 50 lakhs if Gill would become her advisor.

Niazi denies knowing Shahbaz Gill, saying he had only bumped into him once at a restaurant, and since they had both seen each other on programs, they exchanged salaams.

We have reached out to Gill for a comment but he has yet to respond to the allegations.


In March 2019 Gill had said that Twitter had partially suspended his twitter account after Maryam Nawaz had complained about him to the social networking site. He said that because he was updating the country on Nawaz Sharif’s health, Maryam had filed a complaint.