PTI, PPP attempting to lure former Punjab governor Sarwar: sources

Sources say PTI offered slot of party president to Sarwar, while PPP offered him party president for Central Punjab

Abdul Manan January 29, 2015
Former Governor Punjab Chaudhry Sarwar. PHOTO: ONLINE

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP)'s senior leadership have offered former Punjab Governor Chaudhry Sarwar to join their respective parties, The Express Tribune has learnt.

"PTI has offered the slot of party president to Sarwar, while PPP has offered him the post as party president for central Punjab," sources said.

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Sarwar, according to sources, said he would make a final decision after taking his aides in Scotland and the UK into confidence. The former governor would discuss the offers with his family and friends, before deciding whether to part ways with the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

Moreover, PTI has offered Sarwar to come in as the party's central president – a post which has been vacant since the resignation of Makhdom Javed Hashmi. "Sarwar's role in PTI would damage the PML-N’s strong hold central Punjab," said the source.

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Further, sources in PPP said, PPP Co-Chairperson Asif Ali Zardari asked Sarwar to replace PPP's Central Punjab President Mian Manzoor Hussain Watto.

Sarwar enjoyed good relations with PPP late Benazir Bhutto who even offered him the post of foreign minister in 2007 if she came into power.


Avinash Advani | 6 years ago | Reply

A person who never give up and always attempt to betterment of their province Punjab Ex-Governor Mr.Salman Taseer who had worked for PPP and die for the people of Pakistan, he is not only man of courage but also philanthropist. This person who only worked for PPP then why not CH: SARWAR, we can not compare with Ex-Governor SALMAN TASEER

Muhammad Tariq | 6 years ago | Reply

@Syed A. Mateen: Do you know his wrongdoings in the businesses he run and general repute in Glasgow?

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