Lahore (Staff Report): Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chief Imran Khan has invited disgruntled Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan to join his party.

Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, Khan said his old friend (Nisar) had refused to take orders from Maryam Nawaz.

"I liked the fact that Nisar refused to take orders from a woman who has no standing in the party except for being Nawaz Sharif's daughter," Khan said.

Earlier the day, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President and Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif met Chaudhry Nisar at the Punjab House.

According to sources, the two discussed various party issues, including a strategy for the upcoming general elections and ways to strengthen the party, along with Shehbaz’s recent trip to Karachi and Peshawar.

They also discussed in the two-hour-long meeting the recent defection of PML-N lawmakers from south Punjab.