PPP's Firdous Ashiq Awan joins PTI

Published: May 30, 2017


Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader Firdous Ashiq Awan announced on Tuesday to join Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) following a meeting with party’s chairman Imran Khan.

According to a statement issued by PTI, Awan said she has complete faith in the leadership and the manifesto of the party.

“I will serve PTI as a worker and play my role in the party’s campaign to build a new Pakistan,” the former minister said after the meeting, which took place in Nathia Gali, Abottabad. “Imran is the centre of the nation’s hopes.”

Imran felicitated Awan’s decision to join the party, saying her inclusion in PTI will make it stronger. “We will have to rise above personal interests and make decisions for the survival and security of the country,” he added.

PPP faces prospects of key defections

Awan is a former MNA from Sialkot, Punjab, and one of the few women parliamentarians elected directly in a general election.

Once the most powerful political entity in the country, the PPP is facing a crisis as a rift between two parallel centres of power within the party is widening with a number of disgruntled leaders likely to jump ship.

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Reader Comments (6)

  • Abdul Qayyum
    May 30, 2017 - 4:52PM

    I like express tributeRecommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    May 30, 2017 - 5:52PM

    Now it will become far more easier for PML(N) to beat PTI in Sialkot.Recommend

    May 30, 2017 - 11:56PM

    Politicians like her are bereft of any ideology and there only objective is to remain in power.she is the best example of an opportunistic politician and is an symbol of Statue-Quo which PTI represents disguising itself as an agent of change. it is the power tussle between elites and common man cannot benefit even if PTI is elected to power.Recommend

  • Foz
    May 31, 2017 - 12:36AM

    Wah !
    Anymore looser left ?Recommend

  • Sabi
    May 31, 2017 - 7:44AM

    When will she leave pti we don’t know but how? That we can predict.Recommend

  • Adil
    May 31, 2017 - 9:31PM

    Its sad that there is So much hate against PTI in comments. Recommend

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