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|02/09/2012 5:52 AM||
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ISLAMABAD - The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI) is staring at a major
dent in its ranks as the powerful Leghari clan from Dera Ghazi Khan has
decided to leave the party, a move that could be potentially followed by
another half a dozen former ministers and legislators, known as
These elect-able leaders have been waiting to part ways with Imran Khan
in utter desperation and frustration for being ignored time and again by
the party chief and his preference for non-elect-ables and technocrats,
Pakistan Today has learnt reliably.
More than two PTI leaders told Pakistan Today that since there was no
more a visible support of the establishment to the PTI, traditional
politicians who were in a habit of changing their political affiliations
with a hope of gaining power within days and weeks, are now weighing
their options due to Imran’s unfriendly attitude and his preference for
Although PTI Information Secretary Shafqat Mahmood expressed ignorance
about any such development taking place within the party ranks, internal
bickering and frustration within the PTI has reached an all time high
and traditional politicians are openly expressing their anger against
“technocrats”, who according to them “had no constituency” but were
being given much importance by Imran, while they were being totally
ignored in the party’s decision-making process and press interactions.
“Among those who had joined the PTI only a few months back dreaming for
acquiring power within days and weeks are now repenting their bad
decision-making. Among the upset leaders are the Hotis of Mardan, Awans
of Chakwal and several others,” a well-placed source in the PTI said,
requesting not to be named.
“Imran Khan used to take pride in claiming before the media that he
would soon get more wickets of opponents. But this time around he is
going down, as his own wickets are ready to fall with around half a
dozen party leaders set to leave the party once the Legharis make their
decision public,” the source said. The source added that disappointed
politicians who had decided to leave the party included Sardar Jamal
Khan Leghari and Sardar Owais Khan Leghari of DG Khan, Malik Ghulam
Abbas of Chakwal, Malik Amin Aslam from Khushab and Khawaja Khan Hoti of
“Legharis are also angry over being ignored in the party’s recent
nominations when Ishaq Khan Khakwani was appointed the central vice
president in place of Owais Leghari, who had requested for the same
slot. However, Imran Khan preferred Khakwani over Leghari junior which
infuriated him. After making up his mind, Sardar Owais Leghari recently
informed Imran Khan of his decision to leave the PTI. He also informed
him the reasons of his decision to leave the party, contending that he
wanted to keep his Leghari tribe intact as his uncles Maqsood Leghari
and Jaffer Leghari were unhappy with his decision of joining the PTI.
However, Leghari assured Imran Khan that his family would contest next
elections independently and would not join any other party,” the source
He said Owais Leghari also informed Imran that if his family did not
contest the next election together, it might lose all seats in DG Khan
and any split within the family might cost them heavily.
The source said the disappointed politicians were unhappy with the
assertion that the PTI had been “hijacked” by technocrats who had no
constituency but they were dictating terms to politicians who had been
elected by their people.
However, the insider said the Legharis were in fact unhappy for being
ignored by Imran Khan, as they were never consulted on major decisions,
which were being made solely by technocrats and Imran.
“The PTI has become a party run by technocrats and the Niazi family who
have no understanding of politics. Today, the PTI is being run by Imran
Khan Niazi, Hafeezullah Niazi, Saifullah Niazi, Inamullah Niazi, Asad
Umar, etc. Politicians like Javed Hashmi, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Owais
Leghari and others have either been sidelined or have simply been
ignored,” the source quoted an angry politician as saying during a
recent party meeting held at Lahore.
Another source in the PTI confirmed that the Legharis had decided to
leave the party, adding that Khawaja Khan Hoti had also decided to
“Actually, too much influence of Niazis has virtually sidelined all
political heavyweights. Moreover, the Niazis have also been urging old
party workers to harass newcomers and the party is fast turning into a
liberal fascist group,” the source added.
The source said Imran Khan tried to impress seasoned politicians in
private meetings by claiming that the Goldsmith family was supporting
his political career and Zac and Ben Goldsmith, both brothers of Jemima
Khan, referred to him as the next prime minister of Pakistan.
“This might be a major reason behind the establishment backing out from
supporting the PTI due to Goldsmith family’s influence on Imran.”
The source added that the politicians were realizing that they had
joined an inexperienced politician who had no knowledge of ground
realities and the tricks of trade necessary to win elections in
“Even Shah Mahmood Qureshi is facing a tough time from his family for
joining the PTI and is facing family disputes of one or the other kind,”
the source added.
“After facing a jolt due to departure of his younger brother Murid
Qureshi, Shah Qureshi was left red-faced at a recent family get together
when his brother-in-law Pir Shujaat Hasnain Qureshi, a former MPA,
stunned the gathering by complaining that he was being harassed in the
PTI by old workers. He also complained that they were happy in the PPP,
but Qureshi’s decision had landed them in trouble with no hopes of
winning the next election,” the source added.
He said on the other hand, Makhdoom Javed Hashmi had also been sidelined
and he had been working in isolation. However, the source added that
Hashmi had exhausted all his options and was forced to stick with the
PTI leader Shafqat Mahmood neither contradicted nor confirmed the
development, saying, “I have no knowledge about any such development.”
However, when asked if he was not contradicting Pakistan Today’s
information it would mean that he was confirming it, Mahmood took
cognizance of the situation and said he would contradict.
But former PTI secretary information Umar Sarfraz Cheema came up with a
bold stance and said people would come and go but the PTI would stick to
its ideology and policies.
“It is the democratic right of a politician to join or leave a party per
his ideology. However, it appears such people could not get what they
were dreaming of from the PTI,” he added. Cheema said perhaps such
people thought they would be given party tickets upon joining the PTI,
adding that the PTI had a laid down criteria and procedure under which
tickets and offices would be given.
Asked about the withdrawal of support by establishment to the PTI,
Cheema said the PTI never sought support from the establishment.
“We neither sought the establishment’s support ever nor do we have
intentions of doing so. We have always focused on mass mobilization and
today the PTI is the only party having registered ten million workers,”
Cheema also rubbished the claim of hijacking of the party by technocrats.
Owais and Jamal Khan Leghari and 30 other top politicians had joined the
PTI on December 20, 2011, including 10 sitting and former
parliamentarians and federal ministers such as Jahangir Khan Tareen,
Ghulam Sarwar Khan and Sikandar Bosan.
PTI politics is not based on right or left
But based on right or wrong.
|02/09/2012 7:41 AM||
|Everything that is written, is not true. Here is clarification: |
|02/09/2012 8:13 AM||
|Please remember that these days some part of paid media is spreading such propaganda !! so be careful whenever you saw such news..|
Jamal Leghari already file a case against some local news papers in his area against this news.. and here is his reply to this particular news:
Sardar Jamal Leghari @JamalLeghari
RUBBISH ! Many Narrations, Quotes of this Article are Rubbish! Extremely Malicious & Wicked is My Description!
Sardar Jamal Leghari @JamalLeghari
What Rubbish! A Very Evelish Wickedly Thought of Article by Someone who is not a Well Wisher of PTI !
Here is what he said about PTI:
@JamalLeghari are you leaving #PTI ????
Sardar Jamal Leghari @JamalLeghari
@JeRaBlaDe pls stop joking )))
Lets not become part of negative propaganda of our opponents by spreading such news which has no source ! and are meant just to create confusion among people.
I know that many of our member don't post with any bad intentions but still such baseless news are creating confusion so lets avoid such things !
M Ajmal Choudhary
TWITTER: @ ajmal_choudhary
With faith, discipline and selfless devotion to duty, there is nothing worthwhile that you cannot achieve.
Quid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah
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