Former PTI Karachi vice president joins PML-N

Published: May 6, 2012
PML-N Karachi president, Nehal Hashmi, announced protests, which will continue till Gilani resigns from his post.

PML-N Karachi president, Nehal Hashmi, announced protests, which will continue till Gilani resigns from his post.


The Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) will start its protests from today against Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani’s refusal to step down after his conviction in a contempt case.

The PML-N Karachi president, Nehal Hashmi, said that the protest will continue till Gilani resigns from his post.

Hashmi was speaking at a press conference on Saturday which was also attended by the former Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Karachi vice president, Zahid Dehlvi, who announced his membership with PML-N.

“The Lyari operation which restricted thousands of people to their homes for seven days was a farce,” said Hashmi. “The injustice and deteriorating law and order will continue till such rulers remain in power.”

Hashmi claimed that Rs1.7 billion was sanctioned for the development of Lyari but no such ‘development’ took place. “All things have been completed on paper but in reality, the public representatives and contractors divided that money amongst themselves,” he alleged. “Millions of rupees have also been spent on the recent operation in Lyari.”

Published in The Express Tribune, May 6th, 2012.


PTI’s general secretary for Sindh Dr Hasan Raza Memon told The Express Tribune on Sunday that they had issued a clarification to all television channels and newspapers saying that no person by the name of Zahid Dehlvi was ever in the party.

About the press conference with the PML-N, he said that they had just put someone there and claimed he was a PTI member.

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Reader Comments (12)

  • Paindoo
    May 6, 2012 - 10:32AM

    According to PTI press release Zahid Dehlvi has never been the vice president Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Karachi

    Is this tribune’s news item or you just publish whatever PTI’s opponents say?


  • OP
    May 6, 2012 - 11:06AM

    ET: Please get this story checked out. PTI has issued a rebuttal saying there is no one named Zahid Dehlvi associated with PTI in Karachi….


  • Freedom Seeker
    May 6, 2012 - 11:50AM

    Birds started to fly before election. Now Pakistan Tehrikwill suppply members to other parties. As you sow so shall you reap. Recommend

  • Paindoo
    May 6, 2012 - 11:55AM

    This person was never the VP of PTI Karachi. How can you publish such fake news? Your credibility is also coming in question on social media of this kind of news items.

    Please do check the facts before uploading this kind of items please.


  • Ziaahmad
    May 6, 2012 - 11:55AM

    PTI Karachi never had a vice president named Zahid Dehlvi so wrong info plz correct it


  • waqas
    May 6, 2012 - 12:34PM

    never heard of this guy before , it doesnt matter if an individual leaves the party on his own personal motives . PTI will inshallah carry on flourishing .


  • Sajjad
    May 6, 2012 - 5:33PM

    Express Tribune writers I am seriously doubting your credibility…can you please check your facts before posting them. In the last 6 months I have seen many times when tribune has published things that were not correct and sometimes completely off the topic. Please consider doing justice with journalism.


  • saleem
    May 6, 2012 - 6:04PM

    Was not Naeemul haque the Sind PTI president a weeks ago, and his bio data was also on the PTI website , now he has been replaced . tommorrow when he joins someone else . The same will be said by all PTI trolls


  • ManOfTomorrow
    May 6, 2012 - 7:46PM

    ET please try to refrain from publishing such shameless lies. It just makes the readers question your credibility, and cause them to refrain from taking future news reported seriously.


  • Uzair Chaudhry
    May 6, 2012 - 11:16PM

    A press release of PTI Karachi office is also attached in the above link which mentions about Hassan Raza part of PTI in 2 years ago.

    Karachi: People of Pakistan must not forget the flood effected people of Badin & other districts of Sindh, said by Dr. Hasan Raza Memon (General Secretary, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Sindh) in special Eid message.

    Dr. Hasan Raza stated the great flood, in the last year, destroyed the whole infrastructure in the Sindh which was caused by the incompetence and non-interest by the Government and once again this year Government has disappointed the people. He was expressing his views after offering the Eid prayer among the flood effectives is Badin. Dr. Memon said instead of focusing on the relief activities for the flood affected areas, the government is busy in satisfying their coalition partners to be power which proves that government has no interest to give relief to the people. Dr. Hasan Raza was accompanied by Jawad Ali (Imran Khan Foundation), Abdullah Musakhel (Vice President PTI Badin), Shakeela (President Women Wing PTI Badin) and Zuleikha (General Secretary PTI Women Wing Badin).

    PTI Sindh Secretary General Dr. Hasan Raza informed that Chairman PTI Imran Khan will visit the flood affected areas very soon.


  • Uzair Chaudhry
    May 6, 2012 - 11:19PM
  • Uzair Chaudhry
    May 6, 2012 - 11:23PM

    Opps my mistake I thought Hassan Raza left PTI. Its someone Zahid Dehlvi in the news.


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