PTI moves in on Bahawalpur kill

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In what can be dubbed a major political achievement for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), Bahawalpur National Awami Party (BNAP) chief Nawab Salahuddin Abbasi is mulling merging his party with the PTI, aiming at clean sweeping the upcoming elections in Bahawalpur region, Pakistan Today has reliably learnt.

A senior BNAP leader said on condition of anonymity that a silent meeting was held between PTI Chairman Imran Khan and BNAP chief Nawab Abbassi on Monday during which it was decided that the BNAP would be merged with the PTI in order that candidates belonging to major political parties could be defeated during upcoming elections.

Sources said Abbasi and Khan were likely to make the announcement in this regard on Tuesday (today).

The BNAP leader said a committee had been formed under the command of BNAP’s senior party leaders for working out the modalities of the merger with PTI leadership.

“Nawab Abbasi found the PTI programme of change similar to that of the BNAP for the people living in Bahawalpur region, so he decided with the consent of the party leadership to merge his party with the PTI,” the sources said.

They were of the view that Abbasi was considered the kingmaker in the entire Bahawalpur division, as around 17 candidates supported by the Abbasis during the general elections of 2008 won seats for National and provincial assemblies, adding that Abbasi also was elected member national assembly (MNA) four times.

They said Abbasi was likely to be given an important assignment in Bahawalpur region by Khan. However, the sources claimed that BNAP chief had not set preconditions for joining the PTI and it was purely based on a principled stance of both political parties. Despite repeated attempts, Abbasi did not respond to confirm the information gathered by Pakistan Today.

21 COMMENTS

  1. Good that Shirin Mazari has rejoined PTI; her departure had done some considerable damage to PTI. I am not aware of the circumstances which led her to come back; there were issues of autocracy developing within the party and she rightly stood-up to it. Glad that she is back. Can PTI also take Sheikh Rashid and his party into an election understanding. Sheikh Sahib may be somewhat unreliable but he has matured a great deal. He is now a straight talking man andhas become more and more non-pretentious. I wish him well.

  2. Imran Khan one more seat adjustment means PTI coalition will have about 60 National Seats not enough to form Federal government.

  3. SheikH Rashid needs to have his on Talk show. His opions and personaliy fit for that Job. He should avoid being politician

  4. Those who still think that there is any other party beside PTI worth voting for are real fools or mentally corrupt.
    Next Prime Minster of Pakistan insha ALLAH will be Imran khan.
    You will see Pakistan rises so fast under Imran's leader ship. It will be the first time in last 30 to 40 years that Pakistan will have sincere, well educated, not corrupted and leader with vision.
    Congratulation Mr Imran Khan. You 17 years of hard work paid off and finally pakistanis have woken up to stand for their rigths and finish the corruption and corrupt leaders in Pakistan. Thanks to ALLAH there will be no more family selected and elected politics. These thugs famalies have stolen public wealth to increase their bank balance. 1st time in the History of Pakistan peoples will be elected and selected on Merit
    watch out world here comes the long awaited Naya Pakistan

  5. ONE IS ASTONISHED ON SOME OF IMRANs KIDDISH- OUT BURSTS. I DO NOT UNDER STAND HIS LOGIC AT TIMES -EITHER HE HAS CONCLUDED THAT HIS PARTY HAS LITTLE CHANCE OF COMING IN MAJORITY OR DOES NOT BELIEVE EVERY BEAN HAS ITS BLACK -BY NO MEANS ONE CAN OVER RULE THE CONSTITUTION.

  6. My dear Pakistani Brother

    Pl give chance to PTI and its leaderships.I hope they will not disappoint us.

  7. To be honest pakistani,I request to all pakistani,vote for PTI IMRAN KHAN,to save our beloved Pakistan,don’t vote for those,misable people(PMLN)AND PPPP,,thnx,Pakistan,zindabad

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