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Naz Baloch jolts PTI, joins PPP in surprise move

Naz Baloch jolts PTI, joins PPP in surprise move

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf leader Naz Baloch on Sunday announced to join the Pakistan Peoples Party, ARY News reported.

The new entrant to the PPP said that she had spent good time with Tehreek-e-Insaf but now she had chose to part ways with her parent political party as the PTI had deviated from its manifesto and objectives.

Ms. Naz Baloch said she considered PTI a symbol of change but with the passage of time the party itself changed for the worst.

She said that the workers were getting angry and leaving the party to join others.

"As a daughter of Karachi and of Sindh, I performed my responsibilities in PTI under the leadership of Imran Khan".

Naz Baloch was a central vice president of PTI.

She however said that she did not have any ill will against Imran Khan and continued to respect him.

"By male chauvinism, I mean that only men are present when it comes to decision-making", she said, adding, "Women do not have any such representation in the party's decision making and policy matters".

Soon after defecting to PPP, Aseefa Bhutto Zardari welcomed Naz through the microblogging site.

She alleged that just male leaders of the party were taking administrative decisions of the PTI as women leaders were made to stay away from such party affairs. She requested Imran Khan to listen to the complaints of disgruntled workers so that what was left of the party in Sindh remains intact. She said that her journey with the PPP aims to take forward the ideology of Benazir Bhutto. "Everything I have done has been for Pakistan", she told a questioner.

She said that she would continue doing the same under the leadership of the PPP.

She said that owing to lack of attention by the leadership of PTI, the party had lost whatever mandate it had earned in Karachi in the last general elections.

In this regard she cited the victory of PPP Senator Saeed Ghani who has won PS-114 by-election and said this had convinced her to join the PPP.

When asked about the National Accountability Ordinance 1999 that was repealed by the Sindh Assembly, the chief minister said: "After the 18th Amendment, provincial assemblies are mandated to make laws".