Those criticising PTI themselves rely on Musharraf supporters: Qureshi

Says PML-N is governing Punjab because of support of Musharraf’s former companions who are now in coalition with them.

Owais Jafri January 03, 2012

KHANEWAL: Political parties that are criticising Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf for allowing entry for former president Pervez Musharraf’s companions have themselves accepted many more members than us, the party’s Vice Chairman Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said.

“Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz should remember that they are governing Punjab because of Musharraf’s former companions who are now in coalition with them,” Qureshi said, at a ceremony in Khanewal on Tuesday.

Successors of Musharraf are part of both federal and provincial governments, he said. “There is no comparison between PTI and all other political parties of Pakistan. PTI will clean Pakistan’s politics of corruption.”

Talking about new recruit Javed Hashmi, who quit PML-N to join PTI just before the Imran Khan-led party organised its mammoth rally in Karachi, Qureshi said that his support has strengthened PTI’s position at both the national and lower levels.

Continuing his criticism of the present government, Qureshi said that distance between the people and rulers was continuously increasing and soon the government will lose all public support. “They have turned deaf [to cries] against inflation, power outages and the unavailability of gas. The death of Benazir Bhutto allowed a gang within the PPP to take over the party whose only agenda is to stick to power.”

However, he said, PTI was not hungry for power and did not believe in personal politics. “You will see unexpected results in the coming elections because PTI is capable of performing miracles,” he said.


Abid Ali | 11 years ago | Reply

PTI is picking power fast and soon all other parties will be looking for their candidates. Time is running short for Shariffs

Abdullah | 11 years ago | Reply

The difference is Musharraf too will join PTI or have an alliance, PML-N will never do that. It is similar to SMQ first being part of PPP and now joining PTI

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