Building alliances: PML-N invites Uzair Baloch to join party

Published: May 5, 2012

PML-N Sindh president Ghous Ali Shah announces formal invitation extended to Amn Committee (PAC) leader Uzair Baloch. PHOTO: EXPRESS

KARACHI: 

The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Sindh president, Ghous Ali Shah, announced on Friday that a formal invitation has been extended to the Peoples Amn Committee (PAC) leader, Uzair Baloch, to join the party.

“Baloch has responded positively and we are hoping that he will accept the offer,” Shah informed the media after the PML-N Sindh council’s meeting at the Muslim League House on Friday.

“Up till the moment Baloch was in the Pakistan Peoples Party, he was an angel but as soon as he left, the operation began,” alleged Shah. “He is being punished for leaving the party and we demand an end to this injustice.”

He also called for an end to the Lyari operation, saying that the people living in the locality had the same rights as other citizens in the country. Shah mentioned that he met with the PAC leader but did not share details about the meeting.

The PML-N will start its anti-government movement in Sindh from May 6. Shah announced that from Friday onwards the party would be reaching out to the nationalist parties and other leaders who would be interested in their movement. Party leaders Saleem Zia and Marvi Memon also attended the meeting.

Published in The Express Tribune, May 5th, 2012.

Reader Comments (30)

  • Hasan Awan
    May 5, 2012 - 6:12AM

    It is a good political move. PMLN can at least have some say in Karachi after that. For some it is unethical move but if someone understands the politics of Karachi then it is like that in Karachi that any party who want to have a share in Politics in Karachi have to make alliances with the people who are stronger in power in a certain region. Uzair Baloch have a following in Baloch regions of Lyari and this Baloch following of Uzair Baloch can give a leverage to PMLN as well in Karachi,

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  • DevilHunterX
    May 5, 2012 - 11:39AM

    PML-N inviting a known terrorist to join its faction.

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  • Maher
    May 5, 2012 - 11:46AM

    How much ????

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  • Mirza
    May 5, 2012 - 12:03PM

    It is ironic that if the same person stays with the PPP he/she is a corrupt and terrorist. However, if they leave or kicked out of the PPP they become the darling of the rightwing parties. Roll out the red carpet for these guys PML-N and Sharif.

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  • popsaeed
    May 5, 2012 - 12:06PM

    @Maher:
    @DevilHunterX:

    Did he prove as terrorist?

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  • Rehan
    May 5, 2012 - 12:26PM

    Extremely disgustinggggggggg

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  • bilal
    May 5, 2012 - 12:59PM

    If uzair is the real leader and has respect for the lyari people. He must join PTI for the real change. now they are familiar with their real enemies.

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  • May 5, 2012 - 1:00PM

    Planning to establish a terrorist and insurgent wing in PML-N??

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  • Raptor
    May 5, 2012 - 1:31PM

    @popsaeed

    Then who killed so many Policemen & who was Firing Rockets ? Who was throwing all those Bombs … Will wait for your response …

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  • Pakistani Muslim
    May 5, 2012 - 1:51PM

    some times its better to include rough elements in political process rather than fighting against them, bring these people into political process & engage them …..

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  • May 5, 2012 - 1:51PM

    Now the politics has gone down so low that even known criminals and terrorists are welcome into political parties. PML Nawaz has proved it. Morals at national level have gone down so low that politicians need support from criminals. However, if history is any judge than this patronage of criminals/terrorists in the end haunts the master. Therik-e-Taliban Pakistan is a good example and PAC (peoples aman committe) is going to be no exception to this rule.Recommend

  • Ahmad
    May 5, 2012 - 1:54PM

    He should join PTI where the geniune dry cleaning plant installed, in PMLN he will remain corrupt forever.:)

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  • Kashan
    May 5, 2012 - 1:57PM

    disgusting. . . PML (N) is going to join the terrorist party. shame

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  • Rabia
    May 5, 2012 - 2:49PM

    this is depressing. this party has zero stakes in this city and province and yet it is forming alliances with its criminals. the ppp was atleast answerable to the ppl of khi

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  • SK - Salman
    May 5, 2012 - 3:05PM

    Uzair Baloch has been a Dead Man Walking prior to this offer to join PML N. Joining PML-N will seal his fate. But I cannot stop being amazed at the mindset of PML N leadership: By inviting a known bandit and person related to drug smuggling and gun running, what will PML N be accomplishing. That Uzair Baloch will be destroyed by joing their party is a certainty, but what will the Party expect to gain, is the question. Political Analysts will be impressed by Mian Sahib’s consistency in maintaining his record of less than astute planning. No wonder he is being out-planned and out-maneuvered at this political chess game with Zardari’s PPP.

    A logical move, in my mind, would have been for PML N to extend the hand toward Kutchi Rabita Committee, representing a Community which has been PPP’s supporters for a long time and have been seriously disillusioned by PPP’s failure to protect their community from goons and thugs. KRC represents the business community as well as common citizens comprising of a fairly large constituency based in all the old areas of the City including Lyari, Keamari, and areas extending towards Hawksbay and Manora.

    And Marvi Memon will attend this meeting, could not have been a more sad event.

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  • Freedom Seeker
    May 5, 2012 - 3:13PM

    First they are associated with sectarian Killers and religious mafia in south Punjab. Now one more criminal in Sindh. PML-N have pathetic leaders.

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  • popsaeed
    May 5, 2012 - 3:13PM

    @raptor

    Did You see him doing all this stuff???Recommend

  • Khan
    May 5, 2012 - 3:46PM

    Pretty happy to see Nawaz Shariff to invite a known terrorist into his party. It shows that all the political parties in this country needs a terrorist wing. MQM ANP PPP already had one and now PML N has followed. Hopefully the people of this great country wake up and realize that we need to get rid of these parties an vote for change. VOTE for PTI for the sake of Pakistan.

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  • Kaleem
    May 5, 2012 - 3:59PM

    @Beatle: You sounded like rehman malik my friend. PML N is only major political party with no military wing in it. We must appreciate that.

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  • May 5, 2012 - 5:40PM

    what’s wrong with pml ? Mr. nawaz sharif , now if operation in lyari is wrong and on ethnic lines then what about the karachi operation YOU launched in 1992. that operation was also based on ethnic bases. many criminal got killed along with hundreds innosents been killed, you are the biggest hypocrite in pakistani politics. all politicals are stupid and corrupt to the core.

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  • popsaeed
    May 5, 2012 - 6:18PM

    If any person goes in PTI+PPP it becomes angel and if goes to PML-N iT Become Devil Very Stange and strange friendship of PPP AND PTI Against PML-N

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  • sane voice
    May 5, 2012 - 6:31PM

    when uzair baloch was in PPP, he was their darling and hero in karachi……….in his on words on TV………..they were armed by the same PPP. now PPP sympethaizers are calling him terrorist and despicable.

    for pml(n) he would have been a criminal in the past, but now they are wooing him to join them.

    And lo and behold………….the self proclaimed cleanest of all……….the PTI………is also keen to put him and his likes in their washing machine to make them clean too……….indeed people like uzair baloch can bring tsunami in PTI, if not in the country.

    does our politics have any principles. Recommend

  • Qayyum
    May 5, 2012 - 6:48PM

    Anybody care to think that he is being victimised…. I’ve been to Lyari and seen with my own eyes Uzair Baloch paying schoolteachers to go and teach from his own pocket because they don’t attend classes. He’s been called a terrorist all along but what is he to do when people from other ethnicities and parties come into the area and assassinate Baloch people? The Baloch are Pakistanis and are being victimised all across the country- it is right too stand up for your people in the face of this corrupt and incompetent government.

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  • Loyal Sindhi
    May 5, 2012 - 10:40PM

    I wonder if someone join PMLN he is criminal/defaulter/bad reputation etc but if the same person joins PPP or particularly PTI he/she is saint as they have purification plant to clean their sins!!!!PTI and PPP supporter get a life.I m not a voter nor a big fan of PMLN but this party is far better than remaining parties of current time!!!

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  • NuPak
    May 6, 2012 - 12:18AM

    NS! If these terrorists are found to be behind even one incidents in Karachi, you will regret the day you stretch your hand for their friendship. You are now a known "trash collector"!
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  • Attif abbas
    May 6, 2012 - 5:36AM

    You are ethical and democratic as long as you support PPP and Zardari’s agenda .But if you don’t your are otherwise.

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  • Khalq e Khuda
    May 6, 2012 - 7:07PM

    What a joke! PPP kicks him out because of his terrorist activities and PML-N and PTI are now squablling over to get cosy with him?

    Those who think he is not a terrorist should no that Zardari is not corrupt as the innocent until proven guilty rule also applies to you!

    They should also watch the videos of torturing of muhajir men last Ramzan in Karachi by the men of these terrorists and know that if you support him you are equally guilty of those murders!

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  • Peer Sain
    May 6, 2012 - 9:08PM

    This is called birds of the same feather flock together. Criminals love criminals. MPLN the only hate and vendetta driven party of Pakistan can only do this, inviting a criminal With such people Nawaz Sharif wants to gang up. Good showing Nawaz Shareef Sahab. Good. Recommend

  • Salman Orangiwala
    May 7, 2012 - 1:17PM

    How desparate can Nawaz be ? Providing shelter to a known criminal with a head money ?
    Here goes everything ……………………

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  • May 8, 2012 - 4:33AM

    stop barking against baloch’s

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