Naeem Bukhari joins PTI

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - ZUBAIR QURESHI

ISLAMABAD —Naeem Bukhari, pop­u­lar TV celeb-rity and an­chor­per­son on Satur­day an­nounced to join Pak­istan Tehrik-e-In­saf (PTI). He made this an­nounce­ment af­ter meet­ing with PTI chair­man here at his Banni Gala res­i­dence. Later, talk­ing to me­dia per­sons, Naeem Bukhari said he had been a fan of Im­ran Khan for quite a long time.

“I would re­quest all those who are my fan or like my pro­grammes to join Im­ran Khan and be a part of his drive against cor­rup­tion and in­jus­tice,” said Naeem Bukhari. Later, Im­ran Khan in a state­ment wel­comed Naeem Bukhari in the party ranks. Naeem Bukhari is a friend and in the past he also con­trib-uted and played a pos­i­tive role in the cam­paign for Shaukat Khanam Me­mo­rial Can­cer Hospi­tal, says PTI chair­man’s state­ment.

PTI chair­man also lashed the Nawaz gov­ern­ment and termed cor­rup­tion the most se­ri­ous is­sue in the coun­try. “If Sharif fam­ily is not in­dulged in cor­rup­tion of any kind, why is it shy­ing away from ac­count­abil­ity,” said Im­ran Khan. The gov­ern­ment has time to re­con­sider its pol­icy and come clear on Panama Leaks or it would be re­spon­si­ble for the con­se­quences, the state­ment fur­ther said.

Speak­ing on the oc­ca­sion, Im­ran Khan thanked Naeem Bukhari for join­ing PTI and ex­pressed the hope that he would be help­ful in party’s strug­gle against cor­rup­tion. He said Naeem Bukhari was his old friend who helped him in fundrais­ing.

Bukhari is a younger brother of for­mer Pak­istan fast bowler Altaf Bukhari. His open let­ter to for­mer mil­i­tary ruler Gen­eral Pervez Mushar­raf against Chief Jus­tice Iftikhar Mo­hammed Chaudhry led to the dis­missal of the Supreme Court judge in 2007.

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