Naz Baloch leaves PTI to join PPP

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) leader Naz Baloch has joined Sindh’s ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) on Sunday, pakistantribe.com reported.

Ms. Naz Baloch said she considered PTI a symbol of change but with the passage of time the party itself changed for the worst.

Baloch said that she had repeatedly told PTI chief Imran Khan that the party’s workers from Sindh were unhappy and needed their issues to be addressed as well and that Khan’s focus was only Punjab.

Naz, who performed her duties as central vice president PTI, appeared alongside chief minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah and Faryal Talpur and announced her decision that jolted the political observers who have been observing the reverse trend.

“PTI raised slogan of change”.

“When Imran Khan comes to Karachi for his five or six-hour-long visits, he is kept away from the party workers”.

In terms of decisions within the party she said, “Male chauvinism is very open, women are not heard nor are in the decision making posts”. “My services being a daughter of Karachi under the leadership of Imran Khan are not a secret to anyone”, she said. “Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the chairman of the PPP, was a true leader of the youth”, she added. “It is only party policies and its direction that I am against and is the main reason of my decision to quit the party”, she further said. Naz Baloch said that she had actively worked for the PTI as she had remained active for managing social media wings of the party.

She said that the workers were getting angry and leaving the party to join others. “I even eulogized the services of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto during my time with the PTI”, she said. She ran for election to the national assembly from Karachi’s Constituency NA-240 in May 2013. “The Sindh governor is the representative of the Federation here as he should duly pay attention to the province which seems nowhere to be seen”, he said.

Speaking on the occasion, PPP leader Faryal Talpur said that at present PPP was spreading in the entire country and would secure a major victory in the coming general elections.

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.