KARACIH: PTI Naz Baloch joins PPP


Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Naz Baloch on Sunday announced her joining of the Pakistan People's Party (PPP), saying that the focus of Imran Khan-led party is centred on Punjab and not Sindh, where she is from.

She said, "On a number of occasions, I requested him to reconsider his policy about Karachi, but he distanced himself from true workers", she said. "I feel as if I have returned to my home", Baloch said.

Naz Baloch surrendered her seven years long affiliation and announced on Sunday during a press conference that she is joining Bilwal Bhutto's PPP, which is truly a youth focused party. "These people are responsible for the party's defeat in recent by-elections", she said.

During the press conference she criticised PTI leadership while saying that PTI's change slogans has been changed.

"As a daughter of Karachi and of Sindh, I performed my responsibilities in PTI under the leadership of Imran Khan".

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She added that she was of the view that Imran Khan should spend more time in Karachi and review the decisions regarding party structure.

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.

Naz Baloch was a central vice president of PTI. "We have participated in the PTI sit-in for 150 days, do we need to tell these people, who we are?", said Naz Baloch.

Regarding the law recently passed by the Sindh Assembly to strike down the National Accountability Ordinance-1999 (NAO) in the province, the CM said that former military ruler Pervez Musharraf had imposed the NAO when a state of emergency was declared in the country.

"We will soon summon the assembly session and discuss issues on which the governor has raised objection (s), Shah said, adding, "The assembly is the supreme decision-making forum in the province", he said".