Tribune Take: Shah Mehmood Qureshi up for grabs

Published: November 14, 2011

In today’s episode of the Tribune Take we take a look at the impact of former foreign minister, Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s decision to resign from the Pakistan Peoples Party and the National Assembly. 

Gibran Peshimam, news editor, the Express Tribune, explains Qureshi’s electoral significance and the impact his resignation will have on the PPP.

Peshimam says if Qureshi were to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), he would change the electoral map in 2013, impacting both the PPP and the PML-N.

He explains Qureshi’s vote bank and his powerful personal following is based not only by his charisma and charm but his landowning lineage as well.

Watch today’s episode here, or click the video thumbnail in the right hand column.

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Reader Comments (4)

  • Nov 14, 2011 - 11:46PM

    Please dont join PTI. You people are not change makers but status quo champions. LEft PPP when it was drowning anyway. And thats also on some absurd issue.Recommend

  • ihtisham
    Nov 15, 2011 - 1:48AM

    Qureshi is an honest man. took a just stand on ramind davis issue & kerry lugar bill. Welcome to PTI. Insha allah the day is not far away when PTI will sweep both PPP & PML(N) in the next general elections.


  • Pablo
    Nov 17, 2011 - 2:11PM

    Shah Mehmood Qureshi should join BJP.


  • Dr KH Mian
    Nov 23, 2011 - 10:18AM

    In Pakistan there should have been one law in operation for a long time which would have tremendously helped stabilise the civil political setup.

    That is, for a certain period of time, say three years, no politician crossing over from one political party to another will be eligible for some political appointment unless and until, in the interim period of three years, the politician has proved his/her loyalty to the adopted party.

    And the politician walking over from one party to another will furthermore be deprived from casting his her vote until a certain time period has elapsed.


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