Jumping ship: PML-Q politicians from Sindh to join Tehreek-e-Insaf

Qureshi says leaders from PPP and PML-N want to join Imran Khan’s party


Our Correspondent September 28, 2014

KARACHI:


President of the Sindh chapter of Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid (PML-Q), Haleem Adil Shaikh, his brother Aleem Adil Shaikh, along with their supporters, have decided to join the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI).


The decision was made following their meeting with PTI Vice Chairman Shah Mehmood Qureshi, who is currently meeting leaders in Sindh and inviting them to join the party. Talking to the media, the Shaikh brothers said that they would formally announce their affiliation with PTI in 10 days.

“Imran Khan and his party tend to break the status quo and we want to join as solider of the party,” Aleem Shaikh, central president PML-Q (Youth Wing), said.

Speaking at the occasion, Qureshi disclosed that leaders of different political parties, including Pakistan Peoples Party and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, wanted to join the PTI given the party’s growing popularity in the country. Important meetings are expected with those who have always played a key role in Sindh’s politics, he added.

“The people of Sindh are depressed because of loot and plunder by the PPP government. We realised that our party has also not paid much attention toward their issues. But now, we want to do it and because there is dire need to focus on Sindh,” he said.

Qureshi, who was scheduled to leave for Hyderabad, said that the PPP has lost it past glory. “In cities, the PPP has already lost support and people in Punjab and Balochistan have also rejected it.”

Earlier, Shah Mehmood Qureshi while speaking to media at airport said that no one can stop making new Pakistan and revolution was on the cards. “I cannot give you the deadline when the change will take place. But I assure you that it is imminent.”


Published in The Express Tribune, September 28th, 2014.

COMMENTS (20)

Azam Khan | 6 years ago | Reply

@Faraz: Very poor English and senseless comment.

Lolz | 6 years ago | Reply

@Mirza: It seems you want these daily wagers to live the same poor life for next 3 more generations as-well, isn't it? What a lame justification when you say let these poor people live same harsh life silently and instead of taking a stand... Moreover, it's not about Sindh or Balochistan... It's about us all.....

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