Internal bickering: Captain Safdar’s PML-N membership suspended

Published: July 28, 2012
Safdar had developed differences with Sardar Mehtab Abbasi and Pir Sabir Shah. PHOTO: FILE

Safdar had developed differences with Sardar Mehtab Abbasi and Pir Sabir Shah. PHOTO: FILE

Captain Mohammad Safdar’s basic party membership from Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) has been suspended by the party, Express News reported on Saturday.

The suspension was handed out by Iqbal Zafar Jhagra on the orders of PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif.

Safdar had developed differences with PML-N’s Sardar Mehtab Abbasi and Pir Sabir Shah on allegedly trying to create a power struggle.

Internal bickering had given way to a war of words with senior party leaders criticising each other openly in the media.

Safdar had locked horns with party stalwarts Sardar Mehtab Khan and Pir Sabir Shah, who have dominated party affairs in K-P for years.

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Reader Comments (37)

  • pir saddan shah
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:09PM

    mature decision made by nawaz shareef


  • Asif
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:11PM

    Long awaited. It should have been cancelled when he made a fool out of himself in the talk show with MQM’s Haider Abbas Rizvi.


  • Hafiz Shah Ali
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:12PM



  • blithe
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:17PM

    Good move by Nawaz Sharif


  • Mohd Butt
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:25PM

    And some called it family run party, look who can do these kind of actions within the pakistan politics. Great leader Nawaz sharif, dear caption control yourself please, love you all.


  • Awans
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:32PM

    A very bold step as Captain is a Damaad of Nawaz Sharif as well.


  • PTI-Dude
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:44PM

    Safdar deserves this, he has been a pain for quite some time now, hope PML-N gets to fix its K-P issues


  • faraz
    Jul 28, 2012 - 5:59PM

    He should join PTI :p


  • Jibran
    Jul 28, 2012 - 6:01PM

    It’s all within the family!


  • Jibran
    Jul 28, 2012 - 6:02PM

    Mr. Sharif runs the party as a godfather. When are the political parties named after their heads?


  • Sameer Malik
    Jul 28, 2012 - 6:08PM

    The holy water of piousness is waiting for him in PTI. Recommend

  • Logic europe hull
    Jul 28, 2012 - 6:10PM

    It is just noora kusti People can not be fooled
    Suspention from party means nothing . It is how shareefs will get rid of senior party leaders to mske space for their good for nothing relative


  • Zia
    Jul 28, 2012 - 6:13PM

    PMLN in tatters!


  • Salman Zafar
    Jul 28, 2012 - 6:15PM



  • adeel ahmed
    Jul 28, 2012 - 6:26PM

    Its suspended only for 10 Days, just symbolic


  • Ali
    Jul 28, 2012 - 6:52PM

    Aw Safdar…. first you get slapped by warraich in the parliament and now your sussar jee pawns you :/ naaat gooooD


  • Gul Khan Momand
    Jul 28, 2012 - 6:59PM

    lol…..they are doing it when elections are around the corner,…no more fooling.


  • Shehzad
    Jul 28, 2012 - 7:09PM

    Those who are suggesting him to join PTI
    days isn’t far away when he will become the chief of PML N replacing Nawaz.Recommend

  • WB
    Jul 28, 2012 - 7:19PM

    So NS is not happy with daamad ji? PMLN is finished in KP!


  • WB
    Jul 28, 2012 - 7:22PM

    @Mohd Butt: This is a family party; why do you think a 50 year old was the head of the youth wing! Only reason he removed damaad ji is because PMLN is lot of trouble in KP because of PTI popularity, same as in Punjab!


  • Tahir Amjad
    Jul 28, 2012 - 7:33PM

    Very good decision by Mian sahib..good leader ship….first step towards negating dynasity.

    weldone mian sahb.Recommend

  • Ammarttitude
    Jul 28, 2012 - 7:51PM

    Okay PLEASE, we dont want him in PTI now.. :/


  • Jul 28, 2012 - 8:04PM

    Late punishment for a crime committed in the late 90’s???


  • Logic europe hull
    Jul 28, 2012 - 8:07PM

    The only way PMLN will suurvive is to take N out of it


  • Jul 28, 2012 - 8:24PM

    Muslim league N is not a party but it is a Mafia/company under a family stretched out and spilled over.
    It is joke with the people and trick of be-fooling them. C Safdar cannot be thrown out of party, since he is husband of the future leader of this company.


  • MBK
    Jul 28, 2012 - 8:30PM

    Suspended for 10 days?Does he deserve a place in party? Should have been thrown out but actually it can’t happen as NS bounded by his family terms!


  • Nasir Mahmood
    Jul 28, 2012 - 8:45PM

    A bold step by the Party to keep Safdar in his limits. In fact he should be thrown out of the party to keep the unity in PML (N).


  • Jul 28, 2012 - 9:29PM

    all in the family – too early to be in the parliament – thanks to f.n.laws.


  • xor
    Jul 28, 2012 - 9:47PM

    If there is any news about PTI’s internal rift, it will be treated as, PTI is doomed n dying.


  • Akif Khan
    Jul 28, 2012 - 10:14PM

    He should have been thrown out of the party time ago. He doesn’t know any thing about politics but these monkeys are kept in high positions because of family affiliation. PMLn is all about family politics.


  • Rizwan
    Jul 28, 2012 - 10:42PM

    this step reveals that every one is answerable in PML-N


  • haroon ali
    Jul 28, 2012 - 11:22PM

    Why was he the president of Youth Wing in the first place? What credentials did he have except for being Nawaz’s damaad. PMLn is a family party by all definitions of it.


  • John
    Jul 29, 2012 - 12:29AM

    That is what happens when you put everyone in the family in the business of politics.

    Anyway symbolic, after all he is “damaad jee”.


  • Jul 29, 2012 - 8:08AM

    This is no ‘noora kushti.’ Nawaz knows fully well that his goose is cooked in politics. M/s. Jhagra, Mehtab and Pir Sabir have long been in the party and remain loyal to Nawaz.
    The step of disciplining his son-in-law is a very good step and will set an example to other politicos. The party that started the internal discipline process is Muttaheda that disciplined many of its councilors and a mini parliamentarian who now appears on TV.
    Captain Safdar had better learn some courtesy and play by the rules of PMLN, otherwise he is politically buried. Salams


  • usman
    Jul 29, 2012 - 8:33AM

    This is problem in dynastic politics. Why it always people like Bilawal, Monis, Hamza, Abdul Qadir etc. lead party or nation. Why not ordinary worker from party ranks lead the nation?


  • Mohd Butt
    Jul 29, 2012 - 5:18PM

    For to have rift, there should be enough reasonable people who had different opinion on the matter under evaluation and discussion, which PML N have, howevere in case of PTI, non exists, and only IK under the guidance of pasha, how can there be any rift in PTI.
    Get some reasonable minds then there will be difference of opinion.


  • Mohd Butt
    Jul 29, 2012 - 5:28PM

    You talk some time so wishful that i like you like sweet child, does not know the reality, Pti is like a shado, here the Light of general election off, here they disappear. PTI is no where but only in those mind who are generous charity giver and are misguided by IK for his political ambitions, he was trying last 17 years different ways but only got hit with the help of pasha. Pasha out he is also out. Sorry for that please.Recommend

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