Naz Baloch jolts PTI, joins PPP in surprise move

Naz Baloch explains why she left PTI to join PPP

Naz Baloch explains why she left PTI to join PPP

"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.

Naz Baloch, famous PTI worker from Karachi, has left the party amid various complaints and joined PPP.

The politician who vehemently advocated PTI on television screens said she does not want to smear the party where she spent seven years of her life.

Baloch said that she had rendered countless services for protest sit-in of the party in the past but at the moment she was not in the mood of doing mud-slinging on her parent political party.

"I performed my responsibilities in PTI under the leadership of Imran Khan". She said it was certainly an unusual political phenomenon, which could astonish the people that someone who had been associated with Imran Khan had now chose to join the PPP.

Regarding youth she said, "There is no youth representation, which was also promised during elections".

"Today, I have realised that the PPP led by Bilawal Bhutto is the representative party of the youth of Pakistan and the PTI has become the party of old men", she said.

"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". She said that her journey with the PPP aims to take forward the ideology of Benazir Bhutto. Baloch contested the 2013 general election from the NA-240 constituency as a PTI candidate. "Everything I have done has been for Pakistan", she told a questioner.

Syed Murad Ali Shah welcomed Naz Baloch's decision of joining the PPP and added that this would strengthen the party.

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.

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. "These people are responsible for the party's defeat in recent by-elections", she said.