Nawab Sanaullah Zehri-Abdul Qadir Baloch to join PPP

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QUETTA: Former chief minister of Balochistan Nawab Sanaullah Zehri and former federal minister retired Lt Gen Abdul Qadir Baloch, who had quit the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) after the Pakistan Democratic Movement’s (PDM) public meeting here in October last year, have decided to join the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) along with their supporters.

This was announced at a meeting held on Tuesday and attended by like-minded political leaders, tribal elders and supporters of Nawab Zehri and Qadir Baloch.

“We have consulted our people and like-minded political and tribal friends and with their consent decided to join the PPP on the invitation of the party leadership,” Mr Baloch said.

Qadir Baloch quit the PML-N while opposing the narrative of Nawaz Sharif and Maryam Nawaz against the army chief and armed forces.

Nawab Zehri, speaking through video link, said: “We do not take decisions in closed drawing rooms. We take decisions after consulting our people and link-minded friends.”

Nawab Zehri, who was president of the PML-N’s Balochistan chapter, had left the party when he was not invited to the PDM public meeting by the party leadership after Balochistan National Party-Mengal (BNP-M) chief Sardar Akhtar Mengal told the PDM leadership that if Nawab Zehri was invited at the stage, he would not attend the rally.

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