Nisar will contest the General Election 2018 as an independent candidate, after his three-decade-long association with Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz ended over ideological differences with the party’s leadership. He has filed his nomination papers for constituencies NA-63, NA-59, PP-10, and PP-12.
The petitioner had challenged Nisar’s nomination papers from NA-63 constituency. They had stated that the candidate was accused in the Supreme Court attack case.
The appellate tribunal dismissed the petition against Nisar’s candidature, stating that the petitioner was not a voter of NA-63.
On June 13, Nisar’s candidature was challenged from NA-59 Attock-III. The petitioner had taken the same stance, citing Nisar’s involvement in the Supreme Court attack case as the basis to reject his nomination papers from the constituency.