PTI’s Sikandar Bosan joins PML-N

Published: April 16, 2013
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Sikandar Bosan. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Sikandar Bosan. PHOTO: EXPRESS

Former federal minister Sikandar Bosan left the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) to join the Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) on Tuesday, reported Express News.

Bosan announced joining the party during a press conference and said that he will contest elections from a PML-N ticket in Multan.

Earlier, disgruntled PTI leaders had said that a controversy arose on the ticket issue when the PTI parliamentary board failed to finalise a list of some 850 contesting candidates scheduled to be fielded across the country for the May 11 elections.

Several PTI leaders, including Bosan, were reportedly trying their luck as independent candidates.

Sources had said that the PML-N had reserved the NA-151 seat for Bosan after the reports emerged.

Other leaders who have recently joined the PML-N are former Pakistan Peoples Party leader Nawabzada Lashkari Raisani, PML-Quaid MNA Sheikh Waqas Akram, Suba Hazara Tehrik (SHT) chief Sardar Muhammad Yousaf, PPP leader Dost Mohammad Khan and former diplomat BA Malik.

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  • Khalid
    Apr 16, 2013 - 7:40PM

    Go went gone..Now fight between status quo and Junoon is imminent
    Rock on PTI

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  • Shobaz Shareef
    Apr 16, 2013 - 7:43PM

    PTI issued party tickets on marit, if you are not fulfilling the merit, PMLN is there to accept you.
    Message from the Shareefs: Welcome all rejected candidates. We accept all kinds of rejected candidates and Lotas. Sorry, we dont call them lotas once the candidate is coming to PMLN. The term is only for the ones leaving the party!

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  • Apr 16, 2013 - 7:44PM

    hahahaha Go away …..
    You cannot dictate PTI ……

    Anyways ur ticket to Jeddah is confirmed now

    PTI will win in elections 2013 INSHALLAH

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  • Mehmood
    Apr 16, 2013 - 7:44PM

    PTI have no Halwa scheme so he turned to PMLN ..

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  • HA
    Apr 16, 2013 - 7:47PM

    Good cleansing exercise within the PTI ranks – changing parties for the sake of power and not vision is never an ideal thing to see around the world but in Pakistan, this happens every day.

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  • Ibrahim
    Apr 16, 2013 - 7:47PM

    So he did not get any ticket? :P

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  • Zordaar
    Apr 16, 2013 - 7:48PM

    Thank you for sharing the good news! Been waiting since the day he joined. I kind of admire admire him now for trying to survive in PTI. Good riddance!

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  • madness
    Apr 16, 2013 - 7:51PM

    He didn’t get a ticket from PTI because he refused to work on ground for PTI but only build his own dhara like the Legharis.

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  • azim
    Apr 16, 2013 - 7:53PM

    Wonderful new!
    Good PTI has a system which leaves no room for opportunists who prefer election ticket over national interest

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  • Mazhar Mughal
    Apr 16, 2013 - 7:54PM

    Is it a case of routine turn-coats moving to their next party stop? or is the proverbial “establishment” again at work? If it is the latter, it won’t be the first time N League is the beneficiary.

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  • naeem khan
    Apr 16, 2013 - 7:54PM

    one more wicket according to IK : )

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  • ALi
    Apr 16, 2013 - 8:02PM

    Finally. Thank God. What took him so long btw?

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  • m f shah
    Apr 16, 2013 - 8:19PM

    its good , we want such opportunists out of PTI , i wonder how these people face the world……..they keep on changing parties like their clothes……..its v disgusting really…anyhow gud fo pti inshaALLAH PTI will win………………..

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  • Concerned
    Apr 16, 2013 - 8:43PM

    I am very frustrated with all the people comments since he was in PTI and he was an angel and now he left the party and he is evil. Everyone is missing a key point here and the fact that why PTI let those kind of people in the party to begin with? I am sorry to say that all the slogans of “Change” and “revolution” are just cheap tactics to get people’s hope up. IK is nothing but another politician who is trying to use youth as a weapon to fulfill his agenda. If he was so sincere with youth then why didn’t he just try people who are true to his cause and give them tickets irrespective of results. I am sory to see so many young people running after him just to get disappointed in the end. :

    If you see the history of revolutions, they were brought about by the common people (middle class ) without any compromises. Revolutions are not scripted they come from within the masses and destroy everything in their way. IK does not belong to middle class and he cannot bring revolution by having Lagharis, Kusuris, Bosans, Qureshis, Makhdooms etc in the party who will jump the ship if he cannot get majority. These people have been in the power in every regime and will do anything to keep the status quo…

    I am still waiting for a true revolutionary leader who can bring about true revolution inshallah

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  • Moosa Khan
    Apr 16, 2013 - 8:50PM

    No sorry to see you go. PTI is not a party of some family where all the relatives should get a ticket.

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  • Rinseandrepeat
    Apr 16, 2013 - 8:57PM

    What did i say yesterday on the article about IK giving out tickets.

    Opporunists, chancers and people in it for themselves still exist in PTI.

    Let them be exposed. Those in for the long haul stay firm.

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  • Zeeshan
    Apr 16, 2013 - 8:58PM

    When such politicians leave PTI I get more confidence that PTI is not compromising on its principles. These politicians are opportunists and they joined PTI to take further advantage of the strenght that PTI is demonstrating everywhere in Pakistan. It is a confirmation that supporters of status-quo can not survive in PTI.

    This time the people of Pakistan have realized that these family owned political parties will never ever do any good to the people. Time is up for PPP, PML-N, PML-Q and ANP. Its a new begining in Pakistan which will Insha-Allah bring prosperity. Vote for PTI

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  • Imran
    Apr 16, 2013 - 9:18PM

    Great news… Btw this is quite an old one now… I wonder why ET has republished this news again :/

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  • Ahsan
    Apr 16, 2013 - 9:30PM

    PTI has lost another potential guy. He left the party beacuse Shah Mahmood was against him since day 1. Even Shah Mahmood internally supported Abdul Qadir Gillani in By-Polls against Bosan’s Brother. Politics of Multan and South Punjab is not as simple as it looks.

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  • shoaib
    Apr 16, 2013 - 9:34PM

    PTI fail to contain Bhosan………….So finally PTI flop show ended and Bhosan has decided to Jion the True Pakistan Leader party team PML-N.

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  • shoaib
    Apr 16, 2013 - 9:34PM

    Junoon ended now……..

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  • Mohammad
    Apr 16, 2013 - 9:42PM

    Party workers MUST react very strongly for anyone who is switching his/her party loyalty on the fly for very obvious ticket/leadership reasons. These people switch parties for personal reasons ONLY. Morally, one MUST work for the party for some good time before reaping any benefits. Unfortunately, this is happening across all parties – PTI, PMLN, and PPP. People have to reject. Party leaders will not. There will be no change unless this trend is blocked. This is no different than horse/lota trading. PTI must not accept these elements in the first pass for true differentiation.

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  • akhtar tak
    Apr 16, 2013 - 9:48PM

    Where will he go after he is defeated on a PMLn ticket ? Bosnia ?

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Apr 16, 2013 - 9:51PM

    Buhahahahahahahahahahaha! And my humble public service message to the followers of the Cult of Deen-e-Imrani, BURNOL please :D

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Apr 16, 2013 - 9:54PM

    @Moosa Khan:

    Are you sure that the Troll Association of Pakistan, I am sorry PTI is not a family party? Who is Maimoona Hashmi and what are her credentials which resulted in a Provisional Assembly ticket for her kind self besides being a daughter of Javed Hashmi. What are the political achievements of Ghulam Sarwar and his brother who both got a NA and PA ticket respectively from Taxila?

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  • Riaz.
    Apr 16, 2013 - 10:47PM

    Why Sikandar?

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  • non political
    Apr 16, 2013 - 11:33PM

    He was rejected 2 tickets and left PTI…BUT N League getting every one..people will notice it..fear of loosing drage them out of moral grounds..Think again N league

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  • Sameer
    Apr 16, 2013 - 11:33PM

    good riddance

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  • A. Khan
    Apr 17, 2013 - 1:15AM

    Ban these chancers permanently from coming back to PTI.

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  • Mirza
    Apr 17, 2013 - 1:20AM

    Is Bosan worse than Tulli Rashid and JI for PTI? Why accept such leaders when you think they are bad?Recommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Apr 17, 2013 - 2:30AM

    PTI will not win a single seat in Multan division. End of story.

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  • musa ghaznavi
    Apr 17, 2013 - 3:23AM

    People ran from PTI to PMLN as Imran said, “Development funds will be alloted directly to local bodies heads, and not MNA’s and MPA’s..”

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  • Ahmad
    Apr 17, 2013 - 5:25AM

    Excellent filtering. PML as usual taking the filth and will do anything to come into power. Im not surprised that they are the pharos of pakistan; tax evading bigots who are extreme narcissists.

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  • wasim
    Apr 17, 2013 - 9:18AM

    Any body joins PTI is angel. If he leaves PTI he is satan again. What immature PTI supporters.

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  • JAVAID KHAN
    Apr 17, 2013 - 9:26AM

    Such opportunist have no place in PTI.Thank You Mr BOSAN

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  • Khurram
    Apr 17, 2013 - 11:15AM

    @Concerned: wait for the true leader then, we are feeling sorry for you.

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  • khurram kaleem
    Apr 17, 2013 - 11:40AM

    IMRAN Khan knows no politics .he will fail miserably

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  • roadkashehzada
    Apr 18, 2013 - 12:54PM

    @Zeeshan:
    wht were ur thoughts when politicians like this were joining PTI? and thoughts about who were welcoming these guys?

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