Jamshed Dasti declines invitation to join PML-N

Published: May 25, 2013
Jamshed Dasti. PHOTO: INP/FILE

Jamshed Dasti. PHOTO: INP/FILE

MUZAFFARGARH: Jamshed Dasti declined the offer to join Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) and will proceed to the National Assembly as an independent candidate, reported Express News on Saturday.

Dasti, however, decided to give his vote to PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif for the role of the prime minister and hoped to work towards the prosperity of the country.

Dasti won two seats from NA-178 (Muzaffargarh-III) and NA-177 (Muzaffargarh-II) constituencies as an independent candidate after quitting the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP).

It is likely that he will keep the NA-178 seat and his brother Javed Dasti may retain the NA-177 seat as an independent candidate.

In an attempt to rope support, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman also invited Jamshed Dasti to join his party.

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Reader Comments (7)

  • Usman Chatta
    May 25, 2013 - 4:24PM

    All the fuss about the fake degree aside, I have huge respect for Mr Dasti particularly in regards to his behaviour in the context of the floods a few years back. Personally, I would encourage him to disregard personal glory and concentrate on self-respect for himself and his people. Joining PTI would be a politically unsavvy move but in my opinion it’ll turn out to be the right one when the qaum turns on the PML-N in a few years time (my prediction).


  • A2Z
    May 25, 2013 - 4:29PM

    Dasti didn’t declined it. PML-N did not accept his demand to choose a candidate himself for by election.


  • Tahir Ali
    May 25, 2013 - 8:04PM

    JUI-F is a sad case. They are power greedy and money greedy


  • Ali
    May 25, 2013 - 10:33PM

    Infact, it is PML N who refused to join Mr. Dasti


  • ahmed
    May 26, 2013 - 2:45AM

    I salute Jamshid Dasti he has proven all those naysayers wrong who claim Pakistani electorate is sheep and doesn’t know the difference btw good and bad politicians. Who cares even if he can read or write I am sure he can so degree fuss was useless. I salute that he won these seats in a backward area where big landowners are a big deal. It is a great achievement and it is a credit to the man that he has proven if you do the work people will repose confidence in you. Hence I urge all young people who wanted to do something to come out and participate in the process. I think PTI could be good home for him but it is his personal choice.


  • Ejaz
    May 26, 2013 - 6:34AM

    He will eventually end up joining Sharif. It’s not a complicated matter of if, it’s a simple matter of when.


  • Nasir
    May 28, 2013 - 4:52AM

    Jamshed Dsati should join PTI. I dont think Nawaz League will survive 5 years. In any case he is better off with PTI. He should now work for people so should his brother.


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