PTI's Naz Baloch jumps ship, joins PPP

Ebony Scott
July 17, 2017

Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf's (PTI) Naz Baloch has joined Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) by saying PTI is a "male chauvinist" party.

Naz Baloch said, "It feels as if Iam back home". She said that the PTI had limited itself just to Punjab and had been merely doing politics of the Centre.

Baloch, a resident of Karachi and the daughter of PPP leader Abdullah Baloch, made the announcement at a press conference here alongside Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah and PPP leader Faryal Talpur. PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is the leader of the youth in the country, she added.

"I tried to convince Imran Khan that he must focus [the attention of his party] in Karachi and other parts of Sindh, but he did not pay heed". "I have made complaints about what I feel is male chauvinism in the party; only men are present when it is time to make decisions".

She advised the PTI chief Imran Khan to save whatever party had been left with him.

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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. "This is no secret", she told a questioner. "I complained time and again that the party was not concentrating much on Karachi and was losing its supporters day by day but nothing happened", explained Ms. Baloch. "Unfortunately they did not bring change in the country but in the party".

Regarding youth she said, "There is no youth representation, which was also promised during elections".

On the occasion, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah said Naz Baloch and her father had started off their political career under the guidance of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and added "Baloch's re-joining the party will strengthen the party's Karachi chapter". She ran for election to the national assembly from Karachi's Constituency NA-240 in May 2013.

He conceded that water was a serious issue of the province owing to which the Water Commission had authored its report as efforts were being made to ensure supply of clean potable water to dwellers of the province. "Our doors are open for everyone as Naz Baloch has rejoined her own family", she said.

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