ISLAMABAD July 16 (TNS): Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) leader Naz Baloch, the daughter of prominent PPP leader Abdullah Baloch announced on Sunday to join PPP after quitting PTI alleging that the party focus was on Punjab only and not Sindh.
Alongside PPP’s Faryal Talpur and Sindh Chief Minister Murad Shah she made this announcement at a press conference.
As a daughter and representative of Sindh, I feel that the PTI’s focus is on Punjab. They are focused on the center, she said. I performed my responsibilities in PTI under the leadership of Imran Khan. This is no secret. I don’t wish to defame a party with whom I have had a good run. But the PTI, which championed the youth and called for change, has, itself, changed. “This is not the dawn we wished to see,” she said.
She added by saying: “When Imran Khan comes to Karachi, he is kept away from party workers. This is done by the Karachi party leadership, and I raised my voice about it prominently while I was with PTI. Imran Khan can attest to it himself that I have always called his attention towards giving more time to Karachi and Sindh. The workers are getting angry and leaving the party to join others.”
“I got disappointed because the people standing to Imran Khan’s left and right are neither youth, nor do any of them speak up for Sindh. The party is also sidelining its female members because of male chauvinism is in the party. Contrarily, Faryal Talpur has given the women of PPP respect, brought them into the decision-making process and kept them in the loop, she aid.
“My journey with the PPP aims to take forward the ideology of Benazir Bhutto. Bilawal Bhutto is truly representing the youth. He has made big sacrifices after his mother’s death. 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. Everything I have done has been for Pakistan, she said, adding that she would continue doing the same under the leadership of the PPP.”