Sindh card no longer bar­gains chip with PPP

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

MULTAN— Vice Chair­man of Pak­istan Tehreek-i-In­saf (PTI), Shah Mah­mood Qureshi, Satur­day said he would prove in the up­com­ing elec­tion the Sindh card was no longer with the Pak­istan Peo­ples Party as it had cre­ated se­vere de­pri­va­tion among peo­ple of the province.

Talk­ing tele­phon­i­cally to APP, the PTI se­nior leader said he had submitted nom­i­na­tion pa­pers for NA-208 (Umar Kot-I) to ex­pose the pop­u­lar­ity of the last government. He said he had en­tered Sindh pol­i­tics to change it. He said he had been a staunch sup­porter of the fed­er­a­tion and wanted to in­tro­duce the spirit in the pol­i­tics of Sindh.

He said he would con­test elec­tion on three con­stituen­cies in­clud­ing NA150, NA-148 (Multan) and NA-208 (Umar Kot). He said ex­cept lead­ers whose con­stituen­cies were con­firmed, the PTI had not fi­nalised the list of can­di­dates to take part in elec­tion. Only a spe­cial board will short­list can­di­dates, he con­cluded.

Ear­lier, talk­ing to a pri­vate tv news chan­nel dur­ing a talk-show Pak­istan Tehrik-e-In­saf (PTI) Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that PTI cheif Im­ran khan pointed out the se­cu­rity reser­va­tions while meet­ing with care­taker Chief Min­is­ter of Pun­jab Na­jam Sethi and he ad­mit­ted that the se­cu­rity threats ex­ist and government will over­come th­ese chal­lenges.

Qureshi said that any po­lit­i­cal party can’t af­ford such ar­range­ment alone to meet the se­cu­rity risks within the lim­ited re­sources, es­pe­cially PTI which have very lim­ited re­sources.

All po­lit­i­cal par­ties should aware the can­di­dates about se­cu­rity pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sures be­sides fol­low­ing the cod of con­duct, he said. Re­spond­ing to a ques­tion, Qureshi said there are few can­di­dates who can af­ford bul­let proof vans dur­ing elec­tion cam­paign while ma­jor­ity of the can­di­dates can’t af­ford this. Con­duct of peace­ful polls will be a great chal­lenge for government, l aw en­forc­ing agen­cies and all the po­lit­i­cal par­ties, he added.—APP

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