PTI's Naz Baloch jumps ship, joins PPP

Henrietta Brewer
Июля 17, 2017

Former Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Naz Baloch on Sunday said that one of her reasons to leave the Imran Khan-led party was the apparent male chauvinism within party ranks in Karachi, ARY News reported.

"I feel as if I have come home again", Baloch told reporters. The chief minister said that he will also gained majority from Karachi. "I disagree with the PTI's policies which focus only at Punjab and the centre's politics", she added.

She said that PTI itself changed while raising the slogans of change.

Brushing aside the criticism of being an "opportunist", she claimed that she was getting the election ticket from PTI on a silver platter as she was on of the few prominent faces in Karachi. "And if he has returned to represent the people, then we should support him in his campaign and his struggle for Pakistan, and stand by him", she said. "I will continue their mission with the incumbent party leadership", she said.

"The party, which championed the youth and called for change, has, itself, changed", Naz Baloch said.

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Baloch said that she had rendered countless services for protest sit-in of the party in the past but at the moment she was not in the mood of doing mud-slinging on her parent political party.

Although her father is a high-ranking PPP member, she turned down the option of being a member of the family party to join the PTI - a move which surprised her father.

Baloch blamed a group of four people who she alleged were eyeing the coveted post of Karachi division's president rather than working for the grassroots.

When asked about the National Accountability Ordinance 1999 that was repealed by the Sindh Assembly, the chief minister said: "After the 18th Amendment, provincial assemblies are mandated to make laws".

Syed Murad Ali Shah welcomed Naz Baloch's decision of joining the PPP and added that this would strengthen the party.

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