KARACIH: PTI Naz Baloch joins PPP

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

Baloch said that her father had worked alongside the likes of PPP founder Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and that she was "returning home".

"The PTI is not the same party now for which we have struggled", Baloch, who always came on the media and social media to defend her erstwhile party leadership, said.

She complained that PTI Chief Imran Khan is kept aloof from the woes of party workers whenever he visits Karachi.

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.

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"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 do not want to defame the party with whom I have had a good run", Baloch said, adding, "I have made complaints about what I feel male chauvinism in the party".

She claimed that only PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari is representing youth at present. "This is no secret", she told a questioner. She contested from NA-240 constituency in 2013 general elections and was the women from her constituency. "I will continue their mission with the incumbent party leadership", she said. "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.

Speaking on the occasion, Sindh CM Murad Ali Shah welcomed Naz Baloch into the PPP saying that with her inclusion, the party would be further strengthened.

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. "Our doors are open for everyone as Naz Baloch has rejoined her own family", she said. "Women do not have the same access or representation in the decision-making committee", she said.

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