Two PML-N MNAs among three Jehlum politicians jump over to PPP

Published: January 20, 2013

Raja Afzal (C) announcing his decision to join PPP flanked by senior PPP leaders Feryal Talpur (L) and Khurshid Shah (R). PHOTO: MOHAMMAD NOMAN/EXPRESS

KARACHI: The pulling and pushing between political parties for the best candidates continues with two Members of National Assembly of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) announcing on Saturday that they were joining the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), Express News reported.

Former MNA and Senator Raja Afzal along with his two sons MNAs Raja Asad and Raja Safdar announced their decision to join the PPP in a press conference at Bilawal House on Saturday evening after a meeting with PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari.

Speaking on this occasion‚ PPP leader and women’s wing head Faryal Talpur said that the PPP was a large party and number of political leaders wanted to join it before the elections.

Senior PPP leader and federal minister for religious affairs Khurshid Shah was also present for the announcement.

Reader Comments (16)

  • dr j tipu
    Jan 20, 2013 - 1:16AM

    hahahaha my foot………..im sure both PPP and PMLN can bring “change” given the interchange between their greedy mob of ugly politicians.

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  • Baset
    Jan 20, 2013 - 1:30AM

    We literally need a miracle to get rid of these 2 corrupt parties. May Allah have mercy on Pakistan !!

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  • Effendi
    Jan 20, 2013 - 1:48AM

    Moroosi siyasat. Dynasty politics. Father and 2 sons all Mnas. Yes thats what we need in Pakistan. All of the national assembly being one big happy family. Dr. Qadri, I think you failed at your reforms and revolution. Article 62 63 etc doesn’t say anything about dynasty politics. We Will continue to have this corrupt democracy.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jan 20, 2013 - 2:28AM

    What an absurd decision by them. Perhaps they don’t want to win in next elections. For guaranteed loss they should have joined PTI.

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  • ahmed
    Jan 20, 2013 - 2:56AM

    aoa, i just wana say that they all looter,tuge, nd eve time try to protct/save their blackmoney etc.so plz do’t ask abt them, they can decive anybody bt they can’t deceiv ALLAH…..their bade time z coming Inshallah does not matter they from pmln r ppp r frm molvi Disal all r tuge

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  • Fazal karim
    Jan 20, 2013 - 3:22AM

    Fishermen of politics.

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  • Paki
    Jan 20, 2013 - 3:30AM

    People please remember these faces. Don’t ever vote for people who seek personal benefits. Politics should be always for the benefit of the public…

    Shame on all who have made politics an occupation in Pakistan…

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  • Realist
    Jan 20, 2013 - 3:37AM

    Marks the end of PML-N reign over Jhelum

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  • Nasir Bukhari
    Jan 20, 2013 - 3:40AM

    At last my city will witness a new PPP era of happiness.

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  • PTI Dina
    Jan 20, 2013 - 3:42AM

    Why not PTI ? Why are all the politicians joining that PPP ? Why

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  • Osman
    Jan 20, 2013 - 4:08AM

    The usual Muk-Muka

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  • A.U
    Jan 20, 2013 - 8:25AM

    the reason they joined PPP is very simple , they knew they’re not gonna be awarded ticket either by PML N or PTI in next election that’s why they threw their toes In the worst ever party PPP.

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  • waqas jhelumi
    Jan 20, 2013 - 9:45AM

    It was due to happen,as Raja afzal was defeated in by poll elections.His ego lead him to destruction of his political career.
    But they should know that once again thier defeat is obvious in the upcoming elections,as they had done nothing for the masses of both the constituencies NA-62 and NA-63.

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  • Javeed
    Jan 20, 2013 - 10:19AM

    It seems Sharif and Zardari family will be again in Govt for next five years.

    I am not sure we deserve them. But both families are richest family of Pakistan, Therefore they deserve to stay in power on the basis of there influence. As Pak is class driven society.

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  • Mirza
    Jan 20, 2013 - 11:28AM

    It is a shame that they joined PPP. If they would have joined PTI they would have been praised by many and they would have been cleansed like Qureshi and Hashmi.

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  • Shahzad
    Jan 20, 2013 - 11:39AM

    And from now onwards our 3rd time ‘hope for change’ Mr. Nawaz Sharif would dare to enter Sindh for political campaigns.Recommend

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