Punjab governor’s sons have joined PPP: Gilani

Published: January 20, 2013

File photo of Punjab Governor Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood. PHOTO: EXPRESS/ FILE

RAHIM YAR KHAN: Three sons of Punjab Governor Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood have joined Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP), announced former prime minister Yousaf Raza Gilani on Sunday, reported Express News.

Addressing a rally in Rahim Yar Khan along with the Punjab governor, Gilani welcomed Murtaza Mehmood, Mustafa Mehmood and Ali Mehmood to the party.

Murtaza is an MPA, while Mustafa is an MNA.

Makhdoom Ahmed Mehmood earlier belonged to Pakistan Muslim League ­– Functional (PML-F) but had resigned from the party when President Asif Ali Zardari offered him the post of the governor.

The governor, addressing the rally later, claimed that he did not need any protocol as he was the peoples’ governor. He said that the doors of the Governor House are always open for the people of Punjab.

“I promise you that the current government will give power to you to help you get developed,” he told the people.

Reader Comments (22)

  • Logic. Europe m
    Jan 20, 2013 - 5:23PM

    The way things are everybody would have joined PPP by the time elections are held

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  • JJ
    Jan 20, 2013 - 5:28PM

    They are thinking PPP sweep coming elecation and they get MINISTERY…..

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  • qwasi moto
    Jan 20, 2013 - 5:37PM

    An outcome of PPPs shopping spree of electables!

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  • VoiceOfgilgit
    Jan 20, 2013 - 5:37PM

    so whats big deal here, evil raising…………

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  • Javeed
    Jan 20, 2013 - 5:43PM

    what a politics. Give him Governor Ship and Get his all Assembly members of his family in PPP. This PPP and PML-N has no rules or ethics in politics.

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  • Saeed
    Jan 20, 2013 - 5:52PM

    Pakistan is their fiefdom. Sons and fathers, daughters and sisters all rule us like we are their private jägir. Therein lies our problem, and until we stand up and correct it, we will always be living in the dark ages. An example we have seen in the Shahzeb murder case and numerous others. It is a cancer that destroys societies and nations.

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  • Khan Jr
    Jan 20, 2013 - 6:20PM

    It is good to see our grand tradition of Lota-ism is alive and thriving…in this case it took a governorship to betray one cousin (Pir Pagaro) and his PML(F) to join up with another cousin, Yousuf Gilani

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  • Logic. Europe m
    Jan 20, 2013 - 6:41PM

    What future can one have with Pir Pagada ? A force of tthe past
    People like him should be bannd It is him who is always wheeling and dealing
    And what has mr khan done? He is surrounded by LOTAS
    For pakistan to progress you need a strong visionary party and little machs PPP@Khan Jr:

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  • Hina
    Jan 20, 2013 - 7:22PM

    So what. My vote still goes to PTI…

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  • Hataf Shahab
    Jan 20, 2013 - 7:41PM

    PTI has more lotas as electables! Have u forgotten?

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  • Hasan
    Jan 20, 2013 - 9:02PM

    Mashallah. First son MNA and the second son MPA, Hail to Feudal lords. Is this the Pakistan you want?

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Jan 20, 2013 - 9:03PM

    PML(N) is the only party which can fight menace of PPP. PTI or another party does not have capacity to deal with Zardari’s tricks. Please don’t waste your vote. There is always next time.

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  • Ahmad Khan
    Jan 20, 2013 - 9:34PM

    Good news. You do not want PML-N to get a 2/3 majority again, unless Amir ul Momineen Nawaz Sharif sounds attractive

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  • Logic. Europe m
    Jan 20, 2013 - 9:41PM

    You are free to waste your vote @Hina:

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  • Jan 20, 2013 - 9:45PM

    hip hip hooray,new generation of our lords are ready to guide us to the doom.Three cheers for all those who were there to cheer and encourage them.Now let them forget demand for gas,petrol,electricity and above all law.three cheers for all the politicians.

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  • Mohammad Ali Siddiqui
    Jan 20, 2013 - 10:13PM

    Time will tell to the political leaders who are changing loyalities whether change of political party was an opportunity or now.

    Before election, every political party’s leaders says that his political party will win the election.

    In the last elections PML(Q) was the ruling party and Chaudhry Shujaat Hussian also said that his party will won the last elections. Chaudhry Pervez Elahi was dreaming to become Prime Minister of Pakistan, but what happened?

    PML(Q) was completely wiped out from the last general elections and PPP got the sympathy vote after BB was killed in a shoot out and bomb attack in Rawalpindi on December 27, 2007.

    Finally, PML(Q) after the departure of General Musharraf joined PPP and Chaudhry Pervez Elahi got the slot of Deputy Prime Minister in a politically bargained deal.

    People who are of the opinion that PPP will again come into power are living in fools paradise.

    What do the politicians think of themselves? I say that an ordinary voter has more political acumen than a political leader of any political party. Are voters going to vote for the same PPP in whose term the inflation of daily used items have gone high bt 300%, there is no gas and electricity and the sitting government could not control the law and order situation.

    I do not at all see that PPP is going to win the next general elections and will be able to form the government, what to talk about the politicians who are jumping from one political party to another party.

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  • L for Lotta
    Jan 20, 2013 - 10:34PM

    These electable landlords with their pathetic vote banks are disgusting and will keep Pakistan in the mud for as long as they can.

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  • iLiberal
    Jan 20, 2013 - 11:03PM

    Just what the country need. Another fresh lot of Makhdooms to plunder and loot. Sadly, they too will be elected. Oh what a pathetic excuse for a country.

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  • Aamir - Toronto
    Jan 20, 2013 - 11:48PM

    PPP is turning into a cesspool.

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  • Bilal Khan
    Jan 21, 2013 - 12:04AM

    PPP and PMLN life line is these vadira shahi. They want to suck the blood unless people discard them totally. Wake Up Pakistan.

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  • Lota hunter
    Jan 21, 2013 - 12:36AM

    Despicable! Says a lot about the “principles” of our dear Makhdooms, Pirs and Gilanis. When will their vote bank realise the characters of the ‘leaders” they vote in time and time again. Just when? This has to STOP for us to see any semblance of progress via democracy.

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  • Taimoor
    Jan 21, 2013 - 1:29AM

    @Ch. Allah Daad:
    HAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAA Oh man I needed that today. Ok I’ll vote for the Nooras, now after they fail miserably in 5 years you will vote for PTI promise??

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