Qureshi will join, says PTI

KARACHI: While Shah Mehmood Qureshi continues to be crypticabout his political future, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s (PTI) Sindh leadership says the former foreign minister’s joining the PTI is a ‘done deal’.

Party chief Imran Khan and senior leaders will attend Qureshi’s rally in Ghotki on November 27, where the ex-Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) leader will formally announce that he is joining the PTI, the party’s Sindh chapter president Naeemul Haque said.

Haque said Khan had confirmed Qureshi would join the PTI, and does not foresee any personality clash between the two leaders.

Qureshi has also invited other unsatisfied PPP members to join his Ghotki rally. So far Ghinwa Bhutto, Mumtaz Bhutto and Nabeel Gabol have agreed to attend but PPP veterans Naheed Khan and Safdar Abbasi declined to participate. Qureshi has also invited Talal Bugti to attend his rally.

Building an electoral base

PTI expects that Qureshi, who it says has considerable support in upper Sindh, will be able to bring potential parliamentary candidates on board.

But even without Qureshi, PTI claims that it has been flooded by new entrants. Haque named Iftikhar Soomro, Adnan Kehan, Sardar Sharif Khan Buledi, Mir Zulfiqar Khan Bijrani and Bakht Janal Chandio as examples.

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