From ANP to PTI, Khawaja Hoti joins PML-N

Published: December 3, 2012
Former minister announces decision with Nawaz Sharif in Mardan.PHOTO: PPI/FILE

Former minister announces decision with Nawaz Sharif in Mardan.PHOTO: PPI/FILE

MARDAN: Former minister Khawaja Mohammad Khan Hoti officially joined Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on Monday.

The former minister was earlier a member of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).

The announcement was made during a press conference with PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif in Mardan.

Few of Hoti’s associates also joined PML-N along with him.

Expressing satisfaction over his decision, Hoti said he and his new party will have to work harder to show that they are sincere to the people of Mardan.

Hoti had joined PTI last year after quitting the Awami National Party (ANP).

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Reader Comments (34)

  • Faisal
    Dec 3, 2012 - 3:17PM

    A move to secure the future by a powerful family. You need to have somebody in every party from your family to safeguard your family interests. who cares about ideologies.


  • Nadir
    Dec 3, 2012 - 3:25PM

    So her went from being criticised for being corrupt by PTI, then joined PTI and was suddenly honest, and on joining PML-N will become corrupt again.


  • sam
    Dec 3, 2012 - 3:25PM

    You politicians do nothing, but selling and purchasing of your loyalities, and it is yours politics.


  • KB
    Dec 3, 2012 - 3:43PM



  • Karim
    Dec 3, 2012 - 3:47PM

    This is a simple news. where is the actual story.reasons for joining PML-N and reasons for leaving PTI etc


  • Lota
    Dec 3, 2012 - 3:49PM

    He was in PPP before joining ANP.


  • Abrar R
    Dec 3, 2012 - 3:57PM

    And he was supposed to make his decision public in a jalsa at the same place he hosted Imran. He had already joined PMLn in Raiwind.

    Seems he feared the same numbers wouldnt turn up.


  • ikhlass
    Dec 3, 2012 - 4:29PM

    so how will pml n defend him on talk shows. They used to say he is a drug dealer.


  • fasmik
    Dec 3, 2012 - 4:33PM

    All fearful of true democratic run by PTI. A new truly transparent system introduced by pti. Down with inherited party leaders.
    He and others know that they will not make it to the top in Intra party elections so took the decision while he could. I like PTI even more.


  • Zoaib
    Dec 3, 2012 - 4:38PM

    Tribune forgot to mention the most important announcement by two time PM of a BULLET TRAIN from Khyber to Karachi! Apparently people can do without law and order, education and health but really need a bullet train…

    Really gives a gloomy picture of a future PML-N government…


  • Nawaz
    Dec 3, 2012 - 4:47PM

    Once a lota always a lota.. SImple as that. Just because he didn’t want to take part in the upcoming party elections he left PTI. Wanted a permanent seat for himself and his son. Typical Pakistani politicians. Only thinking about his own family thats it. Who cares about the masses. Im glad PTI got rid of people like Mr. Hoti.


  • Ali Ashfaq
    Dec 3, 2012 - 5:03PM

    He is going to join MQM nex month. Mark my words people


  • Kanwal
    Dec 3, 2012 - 5:03PM

    lota party.


  • Khan
    Dec 3, 2012 - 5:21PM

    Good One Abrar ! ,, i think people have had enough of him.. when you change parties 3 times a year, i think people get the idea, lol

    His reasons for leaving PTI were simple.. he wanted “Chaudrahat” + “vice Chaudrahat” for his son but Khan wouldn’t have it so he left..

    Noora on the other hand will not mind because almost every second person joining N in KP these days is immediately offered a ‘good looking title post’ hahaha, there are currently like hundreds of Senior VP’s of PML (N) in a single constituency , lolol

    If people still don;t change this time, then people very well deserve Zardari & Nawaz as rulers.


  • Bloom
    Dec 3, 2012 - 5:42PM

    where are PTI bashers, comm’on guys


  • saif
    Dec 3, 2012 - 5:47PM

    let all the opertunist leave PTI before election..


  • iLiberal
    Dec 3, 2012 - 5:48PM

    I think this gentleman can be summarized in on word. Lota!!!!


    Dec 3, 2012 - 5:54PM

    this guy has no Imaan seriously 3 parties change in 1 year Lota kahna iss ki toqeen hai ye pasto main kahtey hain Kahremanda Banda hai


  • Sane Voice
    Dec 3, 2012 - 5:56PM

    @Abrar R:

    After Gen Pasha gone, Grapes have really become sour……….for PTI.


  • Pakistani
    Dec 3, 2012 - 6:02PM


    Toonami khan is no better leader either.


  • Zameer Khan Hoti
    Dec 3, 2012 - 6:37PM

    I am not from PTI but me my father are from Jamat e Islami. i know him because we have family terms and his son friend. They were happy when they joined PTI and then they started their demands asking about positions etc Khan asked them to calm down he was given the position but then Khan also told him there will be party election. So i cannot nominate you or your son because you will have to be elected. This upsets Mr Hoti and his son and said we will leave this party if you didnt give us the position and tickets. But well as we all know Imran Khan he will never be blackmailed by these kind of people he refused and thus they left the part and joined N league. I havnt talked to his son recently but ofcourse father will get NA ticket and son will get PA ticket or maybe another NA. Not sure. I am seriously thinking of joining PTI after all this. I see merit there now. Thanks Hoti for making me realize PTI is the party of change and merit and i hope many people like me will think the same. I will try to convince my father, brothers, friends and family, relatives as well. Unfortunately i will not be able to contest or vote for local PTI UC level election because i am late but still its now about our country. God bless us all


  • Atif Yousufzai
    Dec 3, 2012 - 6:41PM

    PMLN and Nawaz Sharif doing the ultimate politics of principle by collecting all the neglected political hides of PPP,PMLQ AND PTI


  • Tahir
    Dec 3, 2012 - 6:55PM

    Had he rejoined PTI, the headline, length of story and tone of ET would have been different :) The commentators should also discuss ‘reasons to leave PTI & joining PMLN” by a seasoned politicians.


  • Moosa Khan
    Dec 3, 2012 - 6:59PM

    The perfect lota..


  • Falcon
    Dec 3, 2012 - 7:36PM

    If I remember it correctly, the root cause was that he not only wanted ticket for himself and his son in PTI, but also his nephew who had been convicted in another country for drugs. There was no way PTI was willing to go that far, specially with internal party election process in place. They would have left sooner or later anyways, as IK had predicted months ago for such politicians.


  • xor
    Dec 3, 2012 - 7:41PM

    So party elections in PTI exposed all opportunists. Good job IK


  • Muhammad Umair Asghar
    Dec 3, 2012 - 8:26PM

    such ppl should never be voted


  • Dec 3, 2012 - 9:27PM

    Nawaz sharif was the man who taken money from isi in 1990s. But v did,t understand yet that some ppl says imran khan backed by isi , some says taliban khan , some says yahodi agents. but v say the clean khannnnnnn.Recommend

  • Ali
    Dec 3, 2012 - 10:46PM

    Now we have “Do-Dhari” lotas as well. Kudos!


  • Kamran Naqvi
    Dec 3, 2012 - 11:21PM

    PML-N is the only anti-establishment party and the only hope for Pakistan… All parties are together against PML-N but they will fail miserably InshaAllah.
    My vote is for PML-N !


  • Sane Voice
    Dec 4, 2012 - 12:13AM

    @ Zameer khan Hoti

    nice story boy. so sad that you wont be able to vote in PTI elections. Mr. Javed Hashmi is another man of same principle……he was MNA from Multan for N league, His son in law was president N league multan and if I remember correctly his daughter was MPA on special seats.

    my point is PTI has attitude of holier than though…….from leadership of khan to the grass root level. when somebody is with them he is saint and when he is against them he is worst infidel.

    Hoti left PPP and ANP to join PTI………he was not a lota then…… soon as he left PTI he became a lota and what not.Recommend

  • Usama
    Dec 4, 2012 - 12:48AM

    @Kamran Naqvi: Lolz….Nice Joke…I Think My Brother You Are Living In Fool’s Paradise And Don’t Follow Anything Other Than The Pro – PML – N Web / Facebook Pages (Or Maybe You Are Trying A Bit Too Hard To Fool You Own Self)…Perhaps You Don’t Know That ” Nawaz Shareef ” Was An Off Spring Of Zia’s Regime (Establishment)..He Was Zia’s Minister In Punjab….He Was So Damn Obsessed About Zia (A Dictator, Establishment) That He Even Vowed To Take Zia – ul -Haq’s Mission Ahead…And Perhaps, You Haven’t Gone Through The Supreme Court’s Judgement On ” Asghar Khan Case ” Either (Very Recent), Which Has Now Clearly Proved That Nawaz Was Backed By the ISI (Establishment) In The 90s And Became The PM By Rigging The Election Along With The ISI Under IGI…So, I Would Recommend You To ” Wake Up ” Now !!


  • khan
    Dec 10, 2012 - 3:32AM

    He joined pti because he thought it will help him in winning election. He left pti for the same reason as the so called sonami Has died down in mardan. The intra party elections may also be a cause but in the last 6 months the stocks of pti has fallen that much. Asad qaiser to get 700 voted again from NA Sawabi seat at this rate.


  • Omer
    Dec 20, 2012 - 3:07PM

    Every corrupt leader has a price…just need to set his/her price & PML(N) & PPP has this skill. Thanks to them to make the PTI clean party.


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