Three heavyweights may join PML-N

Published: July 15, 2012
One PML-Q parliamentarian, two seniors leaders of PPP likely to defect to PML-N.

One PML-Q parliamentarian, two seniors leaders of PPP likely to defect to PML-N.


A disgruntled parliamentarian from the Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q) and two senior leaders of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) are likely to defect to the Pakistan Muslim League- Nawaz (PML-N), sources told The Express Tribune.

The PML-N leadership is trying to convince Syeda Abida Hussain and Fakhar Imam to join the Sharifs.

The couple is considered the only force that can defeat Faisal Saleh Hayat, the PML-Q parliamentarian, who is said be a hot candidate in the constituency.

According to sources, Mian Riaz Hussain Prizada of PML-Q, was likely to defect to the PML-N just before the upcoming polls.

Pirzada recently resigned as the party’s chief whip in the National Assembly over differences with the party leadership. Pirzada would have to resign his seat in the assembly before joining the PML-N, according to PML-Q General Secretary Kamil Ali Agha.

But, sources said, Pirzada unlikely to step down and would instead join the PML-N just before the elections.

Although former federal minister Tasneem Nawaz Gardezi, who lost to Pirzada in the 2008 general election, has joined the PML-N, the party will prefer to award ticket to Pirzada for being a winning candidate, said sources in the PML-N.

They said Pirzada’s nephew, MPA Kazim Ali Pirzada, has joined the PML-N and assured the party leaders of his uncle’s support. Sources in the PML-Q said Pirzada had quit the party over not getting a share in Rs7 billion development funds given to Chaudhry Pervaiz Elahi by the government.

Pirzada confirmed to The Express Tribune that he would make a decision on joining a party after the completion of the five-year constitutional term by the incumbent parliament.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 15th, 2012.


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Reader Comments (27)

  • Ch Allah Daad
    Jul 15, 2012 - 10:29AM

    Many more heavy weights of other parties are expected to join PML(N). If the selection of neutral CEC was a bad news for Tsunami, neutral care taker set up will be the last nail in its coffin.


  • Zeeshan Cheema
    Jul 15, 2012 - 3:20PM

    @Ch Allah Daad: Please tell me one thing PPP and PML(N) has done to improve the economy,security, health, education etc. of this country. If you willing to bring these people again best of the luck PAKISTAN.


  • Usman Khan
    Jul 15, 2012 - 5:41PM

    Brilliant news for PMLN & another sad news for PTI….they must be missing Pasha a lot…


  • Nasir Mahmood
    Jul 15, 2012 - 5:42PM

    Near the election, the Chaudhries of Gujrat will remain alone and the Q league will revolve around them. PTI will welcome an alliance with them.


  • toor
    Jul 15, 2012 - 5:44PM

    @Ch Allah Daad: mr you are dreaming with in a dream open your eyes and go to the public to see where ik and pti stands…. in pashto we say (keep on saying sugar sugar and u will feel the sweetness) we will vote for pti this time no more to ppp pmln anp mqm they are just the same topi drama


  • Muddassir
    Jul 15, 2012 - 7:16PM

    For the last 3 decades Abida Hussein, Fakhar Imam and Saleh Heyyat family is playing this dirty politics…It’s a classical example of a family who ALWAYS has representatives in power.

    @ Ch Allah Dad: You are right…I, as a PTI supporter feeling so disappointed, so let down, full of despair. After reading this news I may even lose my sleep. You are right…A party with over 70% support in the country has started dying after this news. (sarcasm!)


    Jul 15, 2012 - 7:22PM

    3rd class politician of PPP and PML(N). The people will neglect them in coming election definitely and choose the PTI. How a man heavy weight he will be defeated by his heavy weighness. It will be a challenge of Both parties.


    Jul 15, 2012 - 8:08PM

    Toor, You are right


  • LoveSC
    Jul 15, 2012 - 8:10PM

    Imran Khan and PTI can never come to the power through routine general elections. PPP and PML-N have a wide experience of contesting elections and PTI is not able to stop them from rigging and foul play. Only and only, a tsunami March can save PTI and it will attract public towards them. If Imran wants to win polls, a tsunami march should be organized before general polls, while there are news that PML-N and PPP are making a back door deal.


  • Irshad Khan
    Jul 15, 2012 - 8:26PM

    Heavy weight politician means a Jagirdar or a Sardar or a Peer with immense heaps of wealth and a large private army; never faithful to any philosophy or doctrine or political party but only and only to his personal interests and gains.


  • Jul 15, 2012 - 8:30PM

    Heavy weights who lost the last election? Funny from PMLN!


  • xor
    Jul 15, 2012 - 9:03PM

    Heavy weights, family politics, U Turns, Noora Kushti ..yeah its PMLN


  • sensible
    Jul 15, 2012 - 9:35PM

    are they really heavyweights i doubt!!!


  • Mohd Butt
    Jul 15, 2012 - 9:56PM

    @Usman Khan:
    I don’t know who said but well said that after Pasha, they feel abendent child, can not think can not move until Pasha complete two years to join them but he himself will be used built then?
    IK will be on the same spot by then?
    God bless the nice innocent young of Pakistan.


  • Mohd Butt
    Jul 15, 2012 - 10:01PM

    keep on saying sugar sugar and u will feel the sweetness)
    And this called day dreaming. IK is done, he can only fight but can not win. I feel sorry for him, what a lose.


    Jul 15, 2012 - 10:07PM

    The same Jor – Tor ki syasat. In Zamindaron, Waderon, Jagirdaron who will save general public of Pakistan from these Leeches and power hungry people. They come in power just to siphon off money from public exchequers.


  • Khalq e Khuda
    Jul 15, 2012 - 11:59PM

    Abida Hussain and Fakhr Imam have lost to Faisal Saleh Hyat consistently so I would not term them a heavy weight. Never the less I doubt they will leave PPP.


  • Tahir Alyana
    Jul 16, 2012 - 12:06AM

    There is no difference between shareef brothers and zardari, two sides of the same coin. Shareef brothers are as corrupt and dishonest as zardari. For these buggers, writing is on the wall. This election will see the demise of them and the rise of Imran khan, inshallah.


    Jul 16, 2012 - 1:23AM

    Is this the the same Abida Hussain And Fakhr Imam who did not pay electricity bills during Moshraff govt ? Shahid


  • JK
    Jul 16, 2012 - 1:56AM

    we should sell pakistan to some other country..better option i think…really damn to see some idiots still supporting old slugish, stupid, failed leaderships…could u fool supporters of ppp and pmln tell us how much u guys benifited during last 4.5 year tenure?


  • sabi
    Jul 16, 2012 - 2:48AM

    tsunami does not need any permission to strike nor does it care for the damge done to humans.this is the philosphy behind pti hook or by cook.


  • Think otherwise.
    Jul 16, 2012 - 5:40AM

    pti is the a savior. Long live ik.


  • Shaheer Malik
    Jul 16, 2012 - 9:06AM

    @Ch Allah Daad:

    Please request some more candidates to join PML(N) with as many as incentives as no body willingly joining PML(N).


  • Iram
    Jul 16, 2012 - 9:57AM

    Nwaz sharif was a stuck person before 30 October but now he is on knees courtesy to IK, he many times stated that he will not take any turncoat back but now he is having begging bowl in his hands and wandering door to door in search of candidates. This is the fear of……………? NS you can also give an ad in express classified about this new recruitment.


  • Shaheer Malik
    Jul 16, 2012 - 10:17AM

    Sir dear Butt sb. Thieves need thieves to prolong partnership.


  • Mohd Butt
    Jul 16, 2012 - 6:40PM

    IK takes then ok it is politic but if Nawaz takes any one then it foul play? just look at the mirror please you look same to whom you criticize.

  • Sharjeel Hassan
    Jul 21, 2012 - 3:18PM

    Where was Tsunami in NA 151? where dirtiest people wins against Tsunami?……….PMLN supported Bosan but where was Tsunami???? big disappointment


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