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Two more PML-N MPAs join PTI
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Published: May 16, 2018
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The woes of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz seem to be increasing with each passing day as it faces more desertions in the central Punjab region.

PML-N MPAs Mazhar Abbas from Multan and Chaudhry Ashraf from Gujranwala along with his brother Chaudhry Afzal left the party and announced their joining the PTI on Tuesday after meeting with Chairman Imran Khan, a party handout said.

PTI chairman Imran Khan warmly welcomed the newcomers in the party, the statement added.




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The PML-N rout in the central Punjab region of Gujranwala is more worrying for the ruling party as two sitting MNAs had already joined the PTI.

They were veteran Muslim Leaguer and former federal minister Rana Nazir Ahmed of Kamoke and his sons — Rana Umer Nazir (MNA) and Aamir Nazir, vice chairman of the Gujranwala District Council.

Some two months ago, PML-N MNA Mian Tariq Mahmood had shifted loyalties for being annoyed over the dominance of the Dastgir family in the regional politics of the PML-N.

Once considered close to ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Nazir and his son Rana Umer Nazir Khan, MNA from NA-99, had called on PTI Chairman Imran Khan and announced their affiliation with the PTI.

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Also, former PPP MPA Zulfiqar Bhinder who was the runner-up as a PPP candidate against Rana Umer Nazir in 2013, had already joined the PTI. It would be a herculean task for the party to balance out rival groups in the region at the time of awarding party tickets.

A few days back estranged PML-N lawmakers who had formed the Junoobi Punjab Suba Mahaz (JPSM) had merged into the PTI and announced they will contest the 2018 general elections under the PTI banner.

JPSM president Khusro Bakhtiar said that the merger was made possible after the PTI included the formation of a new province in south Punjab to their election manifesto. Under the deal, the PTI is to set in motion the procedures to create a new province in south Punjab within 100 days if it forms the next government.
 

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Politics of idiology is dead in punjab. Now you have lotas who try to bet on winning horse.

Its not the case in other privinces as there mostly ethnic card is used so their vote bank is secure no matter who come in federal or provincial gov. While in punjab these MNA and MPA always side with one who’s likely to win. Punjab with half NA seats also help.
 

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Politics of idiology is dead in punjab. Now you have lotas who try to bet on winning horse.

Its not the case in other privinces as there mostly ethnic card is used so their vote bank is secure no matter who come in federal or provincial gov. While in punjab these MNA and MPA always side with one who’s likely to win. Punjab with half NA seats also help.
If pti wins there will be 2 punjabs and Pakistan will finally have provincial, equality
 

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A reason for resentment in the party is that, it has been more clear day by day that PMLN is a dictatorship and no matter how senior you are growth in the party is limited.

And now it is pretty safe to assume PMLN supporters are finding it hard to defend their leader because of his confrontation with the Military and judiciary. Loyalty to Pakistan comes first, hence the jumping of ships and many more to follow. Members will be looking to respectfully jump to any party that suites them.

As for PTI, they might be taking on so called lota's but the way Imran Khan purged his party of 20 important members because they sold out is genius. It was a difficult decision but it has set a precedent and whoever joins PTI would have to mend their ways and loyalty. For eg Javed Hashmi had proven to be a Trojan horse and a important lesson for PTI to be careful in the future.
 
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Politics of idiology is dead in punjab. Now you have lotas who try to bet on winning horse.

Its not the case in other privinces as there mostly ethnic card is used so their vote bank is secure no matter who come in federal or provincial gov. While in punjab these MNA and MPA always side with one who’s likely to win. Punjab with half NA seats also help.
Punjab never had politics of ideology even before partition.
 

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Unionists joined because people opinion was changing in punjab.



sara pind vi marjaye te vi IK nai bane da PM.
Eh oj key raye ney jerey sawerey uthdey tey ik hor banda nas jaonda
Kaka enj hi chalda riya tey akheer wich airf Sachin Jindal tey Talal Chaudry rey jawey ga :D

Punjab never had politics of ideology even before partition.
Those who voted on policy were its educated middle class who never were a majority as even now the national matriculatiom rate hovers around 10‰
 

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